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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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At this election, of the eight MPs standing down, only one is a woman.
And more prominent councillors are expected to announce they are standing down in the coming weeks.
The man didn't appear before Judge Peter Cory, during his investiagtion into allegations of collusion in four high profile murders, but in police statements he has denied standing down watchtowers overlooking the murder scene minutes before the loyalist leader was shot dead, on December 27 1997.
The country is in the grasp of war and current contingency requirements cannot go unanswered to afford VMGR-252 the luxury of standing down.
FORMER prime minister Gordon Brown is to announce that he is standing down as an MP, according to reports.
ST HELENS CEO, Tony Colquitt, will be standing down from the role at the end of 2011.
I will be standing down as chairman once a suitable successor has been identified and appointed in the first half of 2010.
IT is no great surprise that Stephen Byers is standing down (or jumping from a sinking ship).

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