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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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Toby Young has announced that he is standing down from the universities regulator saying his appointment has "become a distraction"
In Gower, Labour's Martin Caton is standing down and Liz Evans is the party's choice to replace him.
Key battlegrounds include Scott ward, in Ormskirk, where long-serving Conservative Cllr Cyril Ainscough - a former district council chairman - is standing down.
Ponting yesterday returned from Australia's failed World Cup campaign keen to have his playing future decided by the end of the week and has not ruled our standing down as Test skipper and dropping down the order in a bid to prolong his career.
Summary: Vince Cable is standing down as Lib Dem deputy leader in order to concentrate on his role as Business Secretary in the new Government.
Cllr Steve Hurst will be standing down from his Wavertree seat in May when the next local elections take place.
"I'm standing down because of the pressure of a very busy day job, wanting to spend more time with my young family and working hard as a councillor in one of the busiest wards in the city," he said.
The senior Labour backbencher who is MP for Cannock Chase in the West Midlands is standing down from the Commons at the next General Election.

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