noun (plural quietuses)literary
1Death or something that causes death, regarded as a release from life.
More example sentences
- Then there are those who brim with passion not just for the state-approved quietus, but with fury for those who oppose it.
- Not the bloody quietus of Titus or Hamlet or Braveheart; it wasn't frank enough, nor so wrenching.
- His quietus is a great loss not only to the Tatas but also to the whole nation.
late Middle English: abbreviation of medieval Latin quietus est 'he is quit' (see quit1), originally used as a form of receipt or discharge on payment of a debt.
Definition of quietus in:
- The US English dictionary