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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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Despite spending four months on tour in South Africa as team-mates during the winter, Hussain decided he could not let the matter rest.
However, his angry father vowed not to let the matter rest and has already engaged the services of a Cork solicitor and a barrister to legally challenge what he claims is an entirely unfair action.
25m profit on Boat-eng, Richardson does not intend to let the matter rest.
Trainer Andrew Reid is determined not to let the matter rest and is hoping to have the backing of the National Trainers Federation.
Although the BBC yesterday released a statement designed to defuse the row, Richmond, who will appear on the Six-O-Six programme on Saturday, is refusing to let the matter rest.
We have been told he is refusing to let the matter rest and wants the public retraction from World Rugby to clear Wales' name ahead of the big showdown with Michael Cheika's Wallabies.
Gutierrez has previously criticised Pardew, but his latest outburst is the clearest sign yet that he will not let the matter rest as he feels the ex-Toon boss was morally wrong to try to sell him so shortly after such a major operation.
But she is determined not to let the matter rest and said yesterday: "I'm incandescent with rage.
Supt Chris Edwards, of Coventry Police, said: "Jake and Mark did not let the matter rest.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India had urged ICC chief executive Dave Richardson to use his right of appeal but the South African opted to let the matter rest.
But his anger at the CPS decision not to proceed against Rowland was clear and he has now pledged not to let the matter rest and to ensure the officer is forced to give his account under oath.
Adrian Bailey, the Labour MP who chairs the committee, said: "I don't think we can let the matter rest.

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