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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.
A calque of Latin requiescat in pace. (Wiktionary)
“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.