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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. Latin requiescat in pace (may he rest in peace; may she rest in peace)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • Latin: requiescat in pace, 'may he rest in peace'
  • Rest in peace, the identically abbreviated English translation
  • Routing Information Protocol (RIP), a dynamic routing protocol used in local and wide area networks


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  • I've never actually seen this on a tombstone--other than the ones in cartoons, &c.

    November 3, 2010