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Rest

To cease motion, exertion, or labor.

In a lawsuit, a party is said to "rest," or "rest her case," when that party indicates that she has produced all the evidence that she intends to offer at that stage and submits the case either finally, or subject to the right to offer rebutting evidence after her opponent has introduced her evidence.

rest

(Be supported by), verb couch, lay, lean, lie, lounge, perch, prop, recline, squat

rest

(Cease from action), verb abstain, be at ease, be peaceful, be quiet, be still, be tranquil, calm down, cease, come to a standstill, desist, discontinue, end, halt, idle, keep quiet, lounge, pause, recess, relax, repose, retire, settle, stand still, stay, stop, stop work, take a break, take time out, terminate

rest

(End a legal case), verb cease to litigate, complete prosecution, conclude proceeding, end the introduction of evidence, end the presentation of evidence, finish litigaaion, submit the case, terminate a trial
Associated concepts: rest a case
See also: abeyance, absence, cessation, complement, composure, deposit, desist, extension, furlough, halt, hiatus, holiday, inaction, inertia, interval, leave, lodge, lull, moratorium, pause, place, recess, release, relief, remain, remainder, remission, repose, reside, respite, stay, stop
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The Chief offered his condolences to the family and to the personnel of the Interior Ministry and prayed that God rest his soul in eternal peace.
I had the honour of meeting him and working with him, so may God rest his soul.
Dean Powell, God rest his soul, had played a big part in it, as has Bradley Saunders.
uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/leeds-police-arrest-boy-10-over-death-of-pensioner-latest-1-6144489) Yorkshire Evening Post : "The old gentleman used to come to the shop all the time, God rest his soul.
It is 25 years since Graham Dilley, God rest his soul, sank to his knees and beat the turf in abject frustration, like Basil Fawlty thrashing his temperamental car with a tree branch, as England were held 0-0 in a best-of-three series by the Kiwis.
I was taken by the fact that the treatment cost hundreds of thousands of pounds, and the writers says that Prince Sultan bin Abdel-Aziz, God rest his soul, donated the sum.