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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.
Cllr Stewart said she was standing down as she was likely to be leaving the city soon because her partner, James, was moving jobs.
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.
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.
But the change will not hinder British MEPs who are standing down now from enjoying the double whammy -a pension worth two-thirds of their salaries plus an extra one wor th up to pounds 4,800 a month for life.
A TOURISM chief who helped boost Northumberland's profile yesterday announced he was standing down.

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