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R.I.P.

or RIP

  1. may he or she (or they) rest in peace.
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Origin of R.I.P.

< Latin requiēscat (or requiēscant) in pāce
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r.i.p. in Culture

R.I.P.

The abbreviation for “rest in peace,” often found on gravestones or in obituaries. From the Latin, requiescat in pace.

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