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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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Those who have stood back will come forward and join the clamour for justice and sharing, freedom and peace.
Probst pointedly observed that the two men made the choice without consulting the women, who stood back.
As my wife stood back to appraise the job I did hanging the drapes, I had an eerie sensation that something wasn't quite right.
When he stood back up, he froze, his hand still holding the dirty napkins.
The state of Maryland bought the tree and the two lots on which it stood back in 1939 to keep the tree from ever being cut down.
The Government has stood back from taking a specific view on it.
I am bitter that my Government stood back without doing anything.