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Sit

To hold court or perform an act that is judicial in nature; to hold a session, such as of a court, Grand Jury, or legislative body.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He was a sitting target. The gunman would not produce the gun and shoot in front of people he could not trust."
He warned a lack of patrol vessels makes Scotland vulnerable, adding: "The incompetence from the Tories threatens to leave Scotland a sitting target, with the SNP discovering that no surface vessels patrol Scottish waters, which make up 60 per cent of UK waters.
A nuclear reactor may not 'explode like an atomic bomb' of its own accord, but it is a sitting target for destruction by a military or terrorist missile strike, or a cyber-attack, or indeed it may catch fire with devastating release of radiation, as hushed up at Windscale in 1957.
You do not want to be a sitting target. The suspect had a gun, had been threatening others with the weapon and had not obeyed our command to show us his hands.
Bravo has won a race of this calibre in the past but likes to race on the pace, which makes him a sitting target.
SITTING TARGET: David Faiumu upends Widnes' Dave Allen
But, only four years after it was finished, war was declared and the church on its exposed site became a sitting target for German bombers.
Quite simply, these Games are a sitting target for anyone who wants to take a stand against any issue.
"On the basis of the number of offences and the nature of these offences, I have advised him it would make him a sitting target for an application such as the one before you today."
Don't be a sitting target. For fraudsters wanting to steal your identity.
But any hopes she had were shattered when she suffered a thigh injury turning after being wrong-footed at 4-2 down in the third and became a sitting target as the Italian finished the set - and the match - 6-2.