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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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Mr Farage said Ukip would put what it saw as the national interest ahead of party advantage by standing aside in constituencies where it risked splitting the eurosceptic vote.
Current coach John Connolly has asked the 33-year-old to consider standing aside to enable a new batch of young Australian scrum-halves to gain some experience ahead of next year's World Cup.
But having declared Blair is not for standing aside, the messageseemed to be that even if he is, Gordon isn't getting it but Milburn might.

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