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English definition of “rest in peace”

rest in peace

said to express the hope that someone's spirit has found peace after death: She was a decent and compassionate woman: may she rest in peace.Remembering people who have died (abbreviation RIP) often written on a gravestoneGravestones and monumentsRemembering people who have died
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