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The location in a courtroom where the parties and witnesses offer their testimony. To appear in court; to submit to the jurisdiction of the court.

To stand trial, for example, means to try, or be tried on, a particular issue in a particular court.


(Position), noun attitude, belief, bent, bias, inclination, leaning, opinion, outlook, point of view, position, slant, standpoint, vantage point, view, viewpoint


(Witness' place in court), noun booth, box, place, platform, position, post, stall, station, witness box, witness stand
See also: bear, belief, desist, endure, halt, last, lie, opine, opinion, outlook, remain, resist, resistance, rest, stay, suffer, thesis, tolerate, withstand

TO STAND. To abide by a thing; to submit to a decision; to comply with an agreement; to have validity, as the judgment must stand.

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stockowners plan no significant departure from their current foreign investments, they are nearly as likely to increase the amount they invest in domestic stocks as to stand pat.
As long as Spain controlled Louisiana and America had i access to the wharves of New Orleans, the United States was happy to stand pat.
If you're one of them, you'll soon be receiving a letter from your provider, asking whether you want to stand pat or opt back in.
Or Alltel could stand pat as a strong regional player, picking up small pieces here and there and continuing to focus mostly on small towns and rural areas.
As the economy has grown, the Fed has elected to stand pat on interest rates, although it has recently signaled its readiness to begin raising them at a measured pace.
At a policy meeting in late January, the Bank of Japan decided to stand pat on its own bond-buying scheme, saying its monetary-easing blitz was winning the war on deflation.
If the Bulls stand pat by the time the draft gets underway on Thursday, they'll have the No.
Most market watchers expected the ECB to stand pat at its regular monthly meeting later in the day as it examines the effects of a recent cut in interest rates on the eurozone's recession-hit economy.
The Rangers are unlikely to stand pat after losing Game 1, but coach John Tortorella was ridiculously vague when asked what adjustments he'd make Sunday.
The Nikkei index briefly topped the 9,000 mark for the first time in about a month on Thursday amid eased concern about the global economy, while the Bank of Japan's decision to stand pat on its monetary policy had a limited impact on the market as it was within market expectations.
Teachers' negotiators pointed out that the school district continues to stand pat with a contract proposal that has remained essentially unchanged over more than two years of talks.
The thing I really tried to emphasize after the game to our guys is that they can't stand pat on our past laurels,'' Williams said.