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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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They got together to form Standing Ground to support abuse victims, and also set up a helpline.
She was shaped my identity and plowed my standing ground.
The number of standing Ground Self-Defense Force members will be cut from 171,262 in fiscal 1999 to 167,383 in fiscal 2000.
But the soft clay without any standing ground water seemed to be the best possible soil conditions for this tough job.
* Grade the building site carefully to minimize standing ground water.