req·ui·es·cat (rĕk′wē-ĕskăt′, -kät′)
A prayer for the repose of the souls of the dead.
[Latin requiēscat, third person sing. present subjunctive of requiēscere, to rest : re-, re- + quiēscere, to rest; see kweiə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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