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    The defense rest or The defense rests

    I usually hear this statement from lawyers, but I don't know which is correct: rest or rests.

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: The defense rest or The defense rests

    rests looks more proper


    What do others think?


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    Re: The defense rest or The defense rests

    Quote Originally Posted by daddyjohn View Post
    I usually hear this statement from lawyers, but I don't know which is correct: rest or rests.

    Thank you very much.
    "Defence" in this context is singular, so "The defence rests". It is a legal collective term, meaning the accused and his/her lawyers.

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