quietus

Definitions:

  • Something that serves to suppress, check, or eliminate.
  • Release from life; death.
  • A final discharge, as of a duty or debt.
  • A final discharge of an account; a final settlement; a quittance.
  • Hence A finishing or ending in general; stoppage.
  • A severe blow; a “settler.”
  • Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation; that which silences claims; (Fig.) rest; death.
  • A stillness or pause; something that quiets or represses; removal from activity; especially: death.
  • Final settlement (as of a debt).
  • euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb)
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