Definition of hic jacet in English:

hic jacet

noun

literary
  • An epitaph.

    • ‘The true story of his death cannot now be known, of course. But…it is hard not to read his hic jacet as one of history's shorter suicide notes.’

Origin

Latin, ‘here lies’, the first two words of a Latin epitaph.

Pronunciation

hic jacet

/ˌhik ˈjāsət/