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Stand

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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7 FEDERICO FERNANDEZ (CAPT) Skipper stood ground well in centre of the back trio, won the balls in the air he needed to and wasn't panicked.
It is interesting to note that according to a report published after the 2013 general elections the PML-N awarded tickets to at least 146 (Lotas), past loyalists of PML (Q) and PPP in 53 national and 93 provincial constituencies in Punjab alone at the expense of its diehard supporters, who had stood ground in the post-1999 period after the removal of Nawaz Sharif.
Indian troops objected to the Chinese action and stood ground against the Chinese behaviour.