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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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Jadhran's failure to stand ground in the face of the more disciplined Libyan army seems to have taken his supporters by surprise leading them to issue statements that will only further deepen their intervention in the internal affair of Libya which will lead to more instability and violence.
Kept concentration well to stand ground. 7 JAMES CHESTER Another big game from the Hull man who was no way over-awed by the challenge.
Their batting was the biggest disappointment of them all, not able to stand ground and get the much-needed partnerships going.