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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.

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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But while Magnusson started his post-graduate career in architecture proper, circumstances forced Stand to take what was essentially an administrator's job with the City and he spent the better half of the next 18 years searching for the right place for himself.
At age 4, Alex opened a lemonade stand to raise money for the hospital that treated her.
Servants stand to wait upon superiors, especially the guest of honor.