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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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FED's Fisher sounds very hawkish and feels it may be time for the FED to stand back and let the economy heal.
If everything else fails we cannot stand back and watch violence erupt.
It is this mind-set that has given Guindon, his son Marc, Laurier Guillemette, and Father Adrien Noel the impetus to stand back, reassess their situation and set it right.
Pink, who recently published A Whole New Mind--Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, says physicians and physician leaders need to stand back and take a longer view of medicine and health care.
Stand back. They've come up with a scathing series of platitudes.
"Corporate radio for the most part has taken a 'stand back and see where it goes' attitude because there's a lot of uncharted territory," Johnson says.
Then, sit down and stand back up 10 times in a row during each call.
If we stand back from our lives, sounds, sights and smells, experiences profane and sublime whirl and blend deliciously into a tapestry of lush colors and multiple textures.
Wente seemed to stand back from a complete recommendation of the pill.
Think of all of your own heroes and heroines; think of all who refuse to stand back and watch the world destroy itself, all who refuse to let injustice and violence prevail.
He ate the white paint off and when you stand back at a certain distance you can see that it is a beautiful picture of a horse going over a fence.
Instead, you have to stand back and look at your life and work objectively and ask, 'What am I going to stop doing so that I have enough time to do the most important things in my life and work?'