In law, standing or locus standi is the term for the ability of a party to demonstrate to the court sufficient connection to and harm from the law or action challenged to support that party's participation in the case. Standing exists from one of three causes:

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  1. Position or reputation in society or a profession: "He does not have much of a standing as a chemist".
  2. Duration.
    a member of long standing
  3. The act of a person who stands, or a place where someone stands.
    I will provide you a good standing to see his entry. — Francis Bacon.
    I think in deep mire, where there is no standing. — Psalms lxix. 2.
  4. The position of a team in a league or of a player in a list: "After their last win, their standing went up three places".
  5. room in which to park a vehicle or vehicles
  6. The right of a party to bring a legal action, based on the relationship between that party and the matter to which the action relates.
    He may be insulting, a miserable rotter and a fool, but unless he slanders or libels you, or damages your property, you do not have standing to sue him.



  1. ; in the process of coming to an upright position.


  1. Erect, not cut down.
    So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - 1991, (actor), ''''
  2. Performed from an erect position.
    standing ovation
  3. Remaining in force or status.
    standing committee
  4. Stagnant; not moving or flowing.
    standing water
  5. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting.
    a standing colour

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