on the stand
A phrase used to describe a witness who is testifying under oath during a trial. The witness almost always sits in a chair beside the judge's bench, often raised above the floor level of the courtroom, and behind a knee-high panel.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

on the stand
prep.
   testifying during a trial, in which the witness almost always sits in a chair beside the judge's bench, often raised above the floor level of the courtroom and behind a knee-high panel.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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