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STANDARD, in war. An ensign or flag used in war.

STANDARD, measure. A weight or measure of certain dimensions, to which all other weights and measures must correspond; as, a standard bushel. Also the quality of certain metals, to which all others of the same kind ought to be made to conform; as, standard gold, standard silver. Vide Dollar; Eagle; Money.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He raised the standard at Ormond Castle in Avoch, overlooking the Moray Firth, and led an army to successfully regain control of the north for King John of Scotland.
There is no doubt that Brian McIver has raised the standards in Donegal since he went there.
Almost single-handedly, Jack expanded the editorial board to include an exceptional group of experts from the United States and throughout the world; created "the Clinics"; recruited authors who had habitually preferred to publish in other otolaryngology journals; and, in many other ways, raised the standards and enhanced the quality of the publication, without losing its clinical relevance.