rest in peace

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Calque of Latin requiescat in pace.

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rest in peace (third-person singular simple present rests in peace, present participle resting in peace, simple past and past participle rested in peace)

  1. A blessing or expression of hope that a deceased person is at peace.
    May the souls of the recently departed rest in peace.
  2. (euphemistic) To have passed away, or died.

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