rest vi: to bring to an end voluntarily the introduction of evidence in a casethe defense rest svt: to cease presenting evidence pertinent to (a case)I rest my case
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(be supported by) verb
couch, lay, lean, lie, lounge, perch, prop, recline, squat
(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
(end a legal case) verb
cease to litigate, complete prosecution, conclude proceeding, end the introduction of evidence, end the presentation of evidence, finish litigation, submit the case, terminate a trial
associated concepts: rest a case
abeyance, cessation (interlude), complement, composure, deposit (place), desist, extension (postponement), furlough, halt (noun), halt (verb), hiatus, holiday, inaction, inertia, interval, leave (absence), lodge (reside), lull, moratorium, pause (noun), pause (verb), recess (noun), recess (verb), relief (release), remain (stay), remainder (remaining part), remission, repose (rest), respite (interval of rest), stop
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To conclude a case at trial, i.e., for a party to indicate that he or she has presented all testimony, evidence, and arguments, has nothing left to present, and is ready to submit the case to the jury or judge for consideration.n.That which is left over; see also residue
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
To cease motion, exertion, or labor.
Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.
To cease motion, exertion, or labor.II A party is said to "rest" or "rest its case" when it has presented all the evidence it intends to offer.
Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.