Definition of stand trial in English:

stand trial

phrase

  • Be tried in a court of law.

    • ‘They were later extradited to Britain and had been due to stand trial at Woolwich Crown Court in London.’
    • ‘The judge concluded that the applicant was fit to stand trial and listed the trial for 1st March.’
    • ‘The teenager was charged with murder and stood trial at Manchester Crown Court in March this year but the jury failed to reach a verdict and a re-trial was ordered.’
    • ‘In December last year he was due to stand trial and some of his victims had attended court to give evidence, one becoming ill because of the stress.’
    • ‘A North Yorkshire woman is to stand trial at Hull Crown Court after denying a charge of manslaughter.’
    • ‘He was later charged by officers and had been due to stand trial at Southampton Crown Court.’
    • ‘A year later 15 men stood trial at Sheffield Crown Court charged with riot, but the case against them collapsed.’
    • ‘They stood trial at Hull Crown Court in spring last year, and when that trial collapsed they faced a retrial six months later.’
    • ‘Should he be extradited to Spain to stand trial for the grave crimes of which he is accused?’
    • ‘There can be no trial at all unless the accused is fit both to plead and to stand trial.’