Definition of hic jacet in English:

hic jacet

Syllabification: hic ja·cet
Pronunciation: /ˈhik ˈjāsət
 
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noun

literary
An epitaph.
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  • The true story of his death cannot now be known, of course. But…it is hard not to read his hic jacet as one of history's shorter suicide notes.

Origin

early 17th century: Latin, 'here lies', the first two words of a Latin epitaph.

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