requiescat in pace


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re•qui•es•cat in pa•ce

(ˌrɛ kwiˈɛs kɑt ɪn ˈpɑ tʃɛ)
Latin. may he (or she) rest in peace.
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requiescat in pace

A Latin phrase meaning may he rest in peace, the full form of the abbreviation R.I.P., often used on tombstones.
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References in classic literature ?
I made a little more by the happy decease (Requiescat in Pace!) of that female relative of Mrs.
A careless abbreviation of requiescat in pace , attesting to indolent goodwill to the dead.
Requiescat in pace. Family flowers only please but, if desired, donations for Marie Curie Cancer Support or Dementia UK may be sent to A.B.Taylor Funeral Services Ltd., 49 Wolverhampton Road South, Birmingham B32 2AY 0121434 4340
Requiescat in Pace. Enquiries to Walker & Morrell Funeral Directors.
Requiescat in pace. Donations if desired for Dementia UK.