[ 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
Words nearby requiescat
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.
See also hic requiescit in pace.
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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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