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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.
A spokeswoman for Scots Lib Dem leader Tavish Scott said: "Mr Leslie stood down as a par l iamentar y candidate immediately.
Coun Kennedy also stood down as leader earlier this week after The Journal revealed the extra votes had been traced to his home computer by a joint Tynedale District and Northumberland County Council investigation.
Before he stood down as a councillor, Mr Draycott chaired the borough's licensing sub-committee.
Meanwhile in north Belfast a number of senior UVF figures have been stood down in a rift over drugs money.
The airline stood down 28 workers from the sheet metal workshop, on top of the 95 workers stood down on Saturday in the dispute with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union and the Australian Workers Union.
Cllr Neil Sandison (Lib Dem, Eastlands) stood down as deputy leader after nine years.
But the flight landed safely and emergency crews waiting to greet the Thomson flight were stood down.
Ex-Justice Minister Jane Kennedy, who stood down in the last reshuffle, was asked if he operated like a Mafia boss using henchmen to deal with enemies.
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.
PAGES 10-11 Standing down LEADING Liverpool PR guru Dougal Paver has stood down from the board of a key city regeneration agency.