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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.

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Anshuman Mishra said he decided to apologise after an appeal from the BJP top brass to let the matter rest.
Ikenaga's statement suggests that the bishops are unwilling to let the matter rest.
However, after interviewing the 39-year-old yesterday, they have opted to let the matter rest.
He added that "we will not let the matter rest there without reacting".
But WCCC officials must not let the matter rest there, for there is an urgent need to repair relations with local people who have felt for a number of years that they have been left out of any meaningful consultation about the cricket club's future.
The Qatari, in London to speak at the Soccerex Forum at Wembley, said he did not intend to let the matter rest.
The Bush administration, unwilling to let the matter rest, immediately appealed the ruling to the 6th U.S.
Wong said in a statement she was satisfied with the ruling and wants ''to let the matter rest,'' Hong Kong's Cable TV said.
Although Ralph moved on to postdoctoral studies elsewhere, his graduate adviser wasn't about to let the matter rest. "I didn't have a good idea what was going on except that it was very interesting,' recalls Robert A.
But neither the DPJ nor the SDP let the matter rest, insisting other LDP members were drunk.
Bonetti threatened to make an official complaint to UEFA over the ref's handling of the match, and although Dundee have decided to let the matter rest, it was a deja vu for former Dundee United star Bannon who was on the receiving end of a similar injustice in Yugoslavia 19 years earlier.
Not one to let the matter rest either, though, President Clinton in his State of the Union Address proposed a new national discussion on the future of Social Security.

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