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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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Already the coffin was standing in their midst--a plain but decent shell which had been bought ready-made.
The Cardiff-born singer said: "I'm really looking forward to standing in for Dermot O'Leary while he's away.
Stand-in work - which means doing little more than standing in one spot, sometimes for hours at a time, so that cameras and lighting can be adjusted - is probably the most desirable not only because the higher base rate of $115 per day but also because the work can last for months or even years.