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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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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.
I took his advice and stood back, thinking "There goes my $250.
Standing backstage, listening to the rest of the rousing speeches, Achtenberg admits to a sudden attack of nerves, "Even though I knew the speech word for word, I stood back there, wondering how I was going to stack up," she recalls.