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Stand

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.

stand

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

stand

(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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Stand To Reason has an outstanding chance on the book and should turn round last month's form with Resurge.
Stand to Reason has made some influential friends - Alastair Campbell showed his support by giving a book reading at the conference, while the ex-Prime Minister of Norway, Kjell Magne Bondevik, has been a key ally in the anti-stigma work.
Since by law, no one has more rights than anyone else, it should stand to reason that a "happy medium" could be struck.