From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quietus \Qui*e"tus\, n. [LL. quietus quit, discharged, L., at
   rest, quiet, dead. See Quiet, a., and cf. Quit, a.]
   Final discharge or acquittance, as from debt or obligation;
   that which silences claims; (Fig.) rest; death.
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         When he himself might his quietus make
         With a bare bodkin.                      --Shak.
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