quietus

quietus [ kwahy-EE-tuh’ s ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. final settlement; finishing stroke that settles or ends
2. discharge from activity; release from life
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 His lengthy speech served as a quietus to the argument.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 For each German soldier killed by Briton and their allies, 10 got their quietus from the Soviet Red Army.

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