[ rek-wee-es-kaht, -kat ]
/ ˌrɛk wiˈɛs kɑt, -kæt /


a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead.


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Origin of requiescat

1815–25; < Latin: short for requiescat in pace

Definition for requiescat (2 of 2)

requiescat in pace
[ re-kwee-es-kaht in pah-che ]
/ ˌrɛ kwiˈɛs kɑt ɪn ˈpɑ tʃɛ /


may he (or she) rest in peace. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for requiescat

/ (ˌrɛkwɪˈɛskæt) /


a prayer for the repose of the souls of the dead

Word Origin for requiescat

Latin, from requiescat in pace may he rest in peace
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