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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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The move would allow him to challenge for the vacancy as first minister when Rhodri Morgan stands down next year.
"If these offences had been committed in the armed forces he would have been demoted to the ranks." Mr Conway, who gets more than pounds 60,000 a year as an MP, could earn an extra pounds 40,000 from chairing committees before he stands down at the next election, expected in 2010.
"He is also very attached to Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, and would doubtless feel more comfortable standing there if Rhodri Glyn stands down at the next election in 2015."