- anything that serves to quash, eliminate, or kill
- a release from life; death
- the discharge or settlement of debts, duties, etc
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
qui•e•tus (kwī ē′təs),USA pronunciation n., pl. -tus•es.
- a finishing stroke;
anything that effectually ends or settles:Having given a quietus to the argument, she left.
- discharge or release from life.
- a period of retirement or inactivity.
- Medieval Latin quiētus quit (in quiētus est (he) is quit, a formula of acquittance), Latin: (he) is quiet, at rest (see quiet1); compare quit1 (adjective, adjectival)
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-ˈeɪtəs/ n ( pl -tuses)
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