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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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The police should have used baton charges, horses, dogs and even fired plastic bullets to restore order (most of them tactics used against miners fighting for their jobs who were not rioting), but standing back and doing nothing escalated the situation.
I enjoyed standing back and watching it all because at the end of the day your job is to fight in the 90 minutes.
City opened the scoring after only three minutes as Scunthorpe were guilty of standing back watching.