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Definition of quietus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    quietus

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//kwaɪˈiːtəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwaɪˈiːtəs//
     
    [countable, uncountable] (literary)
     
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  1. 1death, or something that causes death, considered as a welcome end to life
  2. 2something that makes a person or situation calm
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: abbreviation of medieval Latin quietus est ‘he is quit’ (see quit), originally used as a form of receipt or discharge on payment of a debt.
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