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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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A third man, who works for the (BDF), was also accused of drug dealing and is standing trial in a military court, according to court files.
A 60-YEAR-OLD was standing trial today charged with breaching an Asbo which bans him from dressing up as a schoolgirl.
He will be standing trial at Cardiff Magistrates' Court on May 5 after pleading not guilty to breaching a football banning order on October 11, last year, during Wales's Euro 2004 qualifying clash against Serbia at the Millennium Stadium.