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English definition of “rest on/upon sth”

rest on/upon sth

formal phrasal verb with rest     /rest/ verb
If something rests on a particular idea , belief , or fact , it is based on it or needs it in order for it to be true : Christianity rests on the belief that Jesus was the son of God .Being based on or depending on something
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