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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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stockowners plan no significant departure from their current foreign investments, they are nearly as likely to increase the amount they invest in domestic stocks as to stand pat.
Indian shares traded flat on Friday, taking a pause after the US Federal Reserve's decision to stand pat on interest rates sparked a rally in the last session, but indexes were still headed for a weekly gain.
The Cavaliers are expected not to stand pat with a lot of open roster spots and the prospect of LeBron James rejoining the team after four years of four Finals appearances with the Miami Heat.
Analysts said that the BOK may stand pat on the benchmark rate until the first half of next year and that its next move may be a rate hike.
While we continue to look for BI to stand pat when it meets next on Tuesday, the central bank needs to more closely scrutinise if the tightening since June is having the desired dampening impact on household activity," Su Sian Lim, ASEAN economist at HSBC, said in a research report.
Federal Reserve on Wednesday suggested the possibility of providing more stimulus to prop up the world's biggest economy, although it decided to stand pat on its monetary policy for now at its two-day policy-setting meeting, brokers said.
The BoE will most likely stand pat at Thursday rate decision as they look to assess the impact of their aggressive monetary policy.
The Fed's decision to lower the benchmark fed funds rate by a quarter point to 2% and widespread speculation that it will stand pat at future meetings boosted investors' confidence.
As long as Spain controlled Louisiana and America had i access to the wharves of New Orleans, the United States was happy to stand pat.
Or Alltel could stand pat as a strong regional player, picking up small pieces here and there and continuing to focus mostly on small towns and rural areas.
As the economy has grown, the Fed has elected to stand pat on interest rates, although it has recently signaled its readiness to begin raising them at a measured pace.
THE London market closed higher on Thursday, cheering the Bank of England's decision to stand pat on rates after delivering a bumper stimulus package last month.