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R.I.P.

may he or she (or they) rest in peace.
Also, RIP.


Origin:
< Latin requiēscat (or requiēscant) in pāce

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R.I.P. definition


The abbreviation for “rest in peace,” often found on gravestones or in obituaries. From the Latin, requiescat in pace.

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R.I.P.
  1. Latin requiescat in pace (may he or she rest in peace)

  2. Latin requiescant in pace (may they rest in peace)

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