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QUITE, adverb [from quit; that is, primarily, free or clear by complete performance.]

Completely; wholly; entirely; totally; perfectly. The work is not quite done; the object is quite accomplished.

He hath sold us and quite devoured also our money. Genesis 31:15.

The same actions may be aimed at different ends, and arise from quite contrary principles.

QUIT'-RENT, noun [Latin quietus reditus.] A rent reserved in grants of land, by the payment of which the tenant is quieted or quit from all other service.