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requiescat

[ rek-wee-es-kaht, -kat ]
/ ˌrɛk wiˈɛs kɑt, -kæt /
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noun
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
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British Dictionary definitions for requiescat

requiescat
/ (ˌrɛkwɪˈɛskæt) /

noun
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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