Definitions for: Quietus


[n] euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); "she was laid to rest beside her husband"; "they had to put their family pet to sleep"



Webster (1913) Definition: Qui*e"tus, n. [LL. quietus quit, discharged, L., at
rest, quiet, dead. See Quiet, a., and cf. Quit, a.]
Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation;
that which silences claims; (Fig.) rest; death.

When he himself might his quietus make With a bare
bodkin. --Shak.

Synonyms: eternal rest, eternal sleep, rest, sleep

See Also: death

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