Meaning of “rest in peace” in the English Dictionary

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"rest in peace" in British English

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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.

abbreviation RIP often written on a gravestone

(Definition of “rest in peace” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rest in peace" in American English

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rest in peace

to be free from trouble:

the late Pat McLaughlin, may he rest in peace
Note: Used only about dead people.

(Definition of “rest in peace” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)