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quietus (kwigh EE tuhs) (s) (noun), quietuses (pl)
1. Something that has a calming or soothing effect: After years of working as a professor in his university, Dr. Gregory is looking forward to having a quietus during his retirement with his wife.
2. A final discharge from life or entering death; that is, to die: At the age of 95, Samuel had a quietus while he was sleeping.
3. Etymology: from Latin, quietus, past participle of quiescere, "to rest"; from quies, "quiet, rest".
A release from obligation or from a profession.
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