Part of speech: noun

A silencing; death; repose; quittance.

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Usage examples "quietus":

  1. We have had two men wounded, while here and there it is believed that certain of the enemy received their quietus. - "The Siege of Mafeking (1900)", J. Angus Hamilton.
  2. For some years the money sent, was a quietus, and I was left in peace. - "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
  3. In ordinary hands nothing could have prevented a quietus. - "The Portland Sketch Book", Various.