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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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I stand pat on my current set of predictions: in 2011-2013, even the few remaining wealthy libraries will go over the cliff.
We believe the BoJ will stand pat at least until the summer of next year.
RELAXED But Pat is ready to go QUALITY TIME Pat with wife Kathy and their daughter Nicole TAKING A STAND Pat Kenny will look at the issues affecting modern Ireland
"We did not stand pat and operate the way we always have but made adjustments that have allowed us to be successful," Campos said.
"But I don't think we can stand pat. We've got to make some changes; we've got to figure out how to get some depth."
investors largely plan to stand pat with their investment choices, and not to increase or decrease their investments in foreign or domestic stocks.
The company's leaders realized that to stand pat would have been untenable.
As things stand Pat's are six points behind Bohemians who occupy the third placed Inter-Toto Cup spot.
Ford apparently will stand pat for now with it's aging Ranger.
Based on a true story and set in rural Senoia, Ga., in the seemingly progressive 1920s, Levee James depicts three African Americans who must decide whether to stand pat and defend themselves, their land and their identity, or travel to the mythic North to escape the threat of being lynched.