Definition of Take the stand

1. Verb. Give testimony in a court of law. "They take the stand that there was a traffic accident "

Exact synonyms: Attest, Bear Witness, Testify
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Declare
Specialized synonyms: Vouch
Derivative terms: Attestant, Attestation, Testifier, Testimony, Testimony, Testimony

Definition of Take the stand

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To testify as a witness in a trial. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take The Stand

take the lead
take the liberty
take the mick
take the mickey
take the offensive
take the pee
take the pledge
take the plunge
take the rap
take the red pill
take the reins
take the road
take the shadow for the substance
take the stage
take the stand (current term)
take the stump
take the veil
take the wheel
take the wind out of someone's sails
take things as they come
take time
take time by the forelock
take time off
take to
take to be
take to heart
take to one's bed
take to one's heels
take to pieces

Literary usage of Take the stand

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1. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1915)
"They can or they need not take the stand. It matters not in case they decide ... Of course, they did not take the stand. That, of course, is apparent before ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"... amounts to a waiver of the disqualification and entitles the survivor to take the stand against the books." The basis of this branch of the exception, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"[7] As to the failure of the defendants to take the stand as witnesses in their own behalf, the case of Goodman v. Sapp, 102 NC 477, 98 SE 483, ..."

4. A Brief for the Trial of Criminal Cases by Austin Abbott, William Constantine Beecher (1902)
"The court should not qualify his instructions that the failure of defendant in a criminal case to take the stand should not raise any presumption against ..."

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