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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 musician and filmmaker has now stood down to allow him to concentrate on "family commitments".
Nothing was found, and at 11.55am the search was stood down.
Some workers have been told they are not needed for the whole week, while others have been stood down for three days.
"After an intensive air, land and sea search, nothing was found and we were stood down."
Air, sea and land searches continued yesterday but were stood down later.
The force helicopter also joined in the search in Gateshead but crews were stood down by around 6.30pm.
The pair were stood down in a row over the production of inappropriate mugs which the charity claims featured "a hardcore pornographic image".
Police remained at the scene carrying out inquiries during the afternoon after armed police had been stood down.
Officers were diverted to Snowberry Road in Dovecot after being stood down from the possible firearms incident in Barkbeth Road.
IAN Bell has stood down as Warwickshire captain in an effort to revive his faltering batting form.
Tommy Kincaid began the season in the Ballyskeagh hot seat, but stood down in October after the side struggled early in the season.