rest vi: to bring to an end voluntarily the introduction of evidence in a case
the defense rest s
vt: to cease presenting evidence pertinent to (a case)
I rest my case

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (be supported by) verb couch, lay, lean, lie, lounge, perch, prop, recline, squat II (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 III (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 IV index 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. . 2006

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.
That which is left over; see also residue

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 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.

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