1. The condition in which one is calm and tranquil.
2. A situation which is inclined or disposed to peace; peaceable.
3. Of or characteristic of a condition of peace.
, prepays; prepaid; prepaying
1. To pay for something before receiving it.
2. To pay in advance for goods or services.
Descriptive of defraying beforehand or before something is due: The order is prepayable, or to be paid in advance, or to be paid after receiving the invoice along with the order.
prepayment (s) (noun)
, prepayments (pl)
1. The payment of a debt obligation prior to its due date.
2. A payment made before the day it is due.
, repays; repaid, repaying
1. To pay back: She repaid her loan to the bank."
2. To give back, either in return or in compensation: "He wanted to repay her kindness with kindness."
3. To make a return or compensation for; such as, a company that repays hard work with bonuses.
4. To make or to do in return: "Mother tried to repay the woman's phone call later in the eveing."
Disposed to restitute, to refund, or to reimburse: Bank loans are usually repayable in regular installments.
repayer (s) (noun)
, repayers (pl)
Any one who returns money to the person who is owed the funds.
repayment (s) (noun)
, repayments (pl)
1. Payment of a debt or obligation.
2. The act of returning money received previously.
Requiescat in pace; R.I.P.
May he [or she] rest in peace.
This R.I.P. symbol is used on tombstones, cards of mourning, etc. The plural form is Requiescant in pace, "May they rest in peace." The abbreviation, R.I.P. is used for both the singular and the plural applications.
Si vis pacem para bellum.
If you want peace, prepare for war.
A traditional justification for an arms buildup, from Vegetius, a fifth-century Roman military writer, in his Epitoma Rei Militaris.
Ubi solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant.
They create desolation and call it peace.
Literally, "Where they create a desert, they call it peace" which is a quote from Tacitus' Agricola in which he was expressing the sentiments of a leader of the Britons who was defeated by the Romans.
Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant.
Where they create a desert, they call it peace (They create desolation and call it peace). Tacitus, in his Agricola, was quoting the leader of the Britons who was conguered or whose country was devastated by the invading Romans.
, more unappeasable, most unappeasable
1. Not to be placated or moved by entreaty: Lisa was determined to go shopping that day, although it was terribly cold, and she was unappeasable in her resolution.
2. Impossible to satisfy: Robert and Tiny had an unappeasable thirst and hunger after the long, hot walk.
, more unappeasably, most unappeasably
1. Descriptive of how an individual cannot be satisfied or has an insatiable greed for an activity or pursuit: Tom was unappeasably thirsty and so drank about 2 litres of water in a very short time!
2. Pertaining to how a person cannot be calmed; how a state of peace, calm, or contentment cannot be achieved: Mary was unappeasably distressed after losing her job and having so many debts to pay.
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