Definitions

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  • v. A blessing or expression of hope that a deceased person is at peace.
  • v. To have passed away, or died.

Etymologies

A calque of Latin requiescat in pace. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “Born here, maybe, Miss Meggie darlin’, but wit’ a name like O’Neill now, he’s as Irish as Paddy’s pigs, not meanin’ any disrespect to yer sainted father, Miss Meggie, may he rest in peace and sing wit’ the angels.

    The Thorn Birds

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