Quietus Law and Legal Definition

Quietus refers to anything that effectually ends or settles a debt or obligation. Quietus as a final discharge silences claims.

“A quietus issued by the State Auditor to a sheriff as ex officio tax collector, whose duty it is under the law to collect and account for taxes and licenses due the State, evidences his discharge or acquittance from the debt or obligation he is due the State 'for the payment of State Taxes' and licenses due the State. It does not relate to his obligation to account for the amounts which the law requires him to deposit in the Sheriff's Salary Fund, and for which he must account". [State ex rel. Jones v. Edwards, 203 La. 1039, 1049-1050 (La. 1943)]