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Definition of R.i.p.

  R.I.P.   [letters]
A careless abbreviation of requiescat in pace, attesting to indolent goodwill to the dead.  According to the learned Dr. Drigge, however, the letters originally meant nothing more than reductus in pulvis.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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