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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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A DfT spokeswoman said there was "no implication against Mr Muirhead's integrity" after he stood down.
Andrew Glassonbury also appeals against the ban he received in last month's Grand National Trial at Haydock, where he was stood down for eight days for not pulling up Nicto De Beauchene until the final fence and another two days for using the whip when his mount was showing no response.
He immediately stood down as a Holyrood candidate and has also quit his posts as convener of Aberdeen City Council's children's services committee and vice-convener of the social care and wellbeing committee.
Coun Kennedy yesterday stood down as leader of the Liberal Democrats in what he described as a temporary measure while he "cleared his name".
Before he stood down as a councillor, Mr Draycott chaired the borough's licensing sub-committee.
His comments came as a UVF commander in Donegall Pass in south Belfast was stood down after the organisation was blamed for distributing racist leaflets targeting the Chinese community.
Australian airline Qantas Airways stood down more heavy maintenance workers on Sunday (3 February) after they refused to work overtime.
Mr Price, who made his name exposing then Prime Minister Tony Blair's backing for the Indian-born steel magnate and Labour donor Lakshmi Mittal, stood down from his Carmarthen East and Dinefwr seat at the General Election, saying he wanted to switch to the Assembly.
A LIBERAL Democrat parliamentary candidate who is facing "serious" criminal allegations has stood down.
But the flight landed safely and emergency crews waiting to greet the Thomson flight were stood down.
JAMIE CODD, successful aboard Character Building in the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival last month, has been stood down for three weeks following his fall at Tipperary on Thursday evening.