a finishing stroke; anything that effectually ends or settles:
Having given a quietus to the argument, she left.
discharge or release from life.
a period of retirement or inactivity.
(he) is quit, a formula of acquittance),
(he) is quiet, at rest (see
anything that serves to quash, eliminate, or kill:
to give the quietus to a rumour
a release from life; death
the discharge or settlement of debts, duties, etc
[C16: from Latin
literally: he is at rest,
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So he too will seek a remedy beneath the surgeon's knife and receive his quietus for it.
The tense encounter in a forbidding landscape, the dark humor in the face of facts, the good chance of a painful quietus.
Collector of public money ineligible unless he has quietus.
Show your estimate of favorites by putting a quietus upon these fellows who are seeking to use them for bad purposes.