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requiescat (n.)

a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead, from the Latin phrase requiescat in pace (often abbreviated R.I.P.), literally "may he (or she) begin to rest in peace," with third person singular inceptive (or subjunctive) of requies "rest, repose" (see requiem). The phrase is "frequent in sepulchral inscriptions" [Century Dictionary].

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Definitions of requiescat from WordNet

requiescat (n.)
a prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person;
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