From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quietism \Qui"et*ism\, n. [Cf. F. qui['e]tisme.]
   1. Peace or tranquillity of mind; calmness; indifference;
      apathy; dispassion; indisturbance; inaction.
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   2. (Eccl. Hist.) The system of the Quietists, who maintained
      that religion consists in the withdrawal of the mind from
      worldly interests and anxieties and its constant
      employment in the passive contemplation of God and his
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