stand mute

stand mute
phrasal
of a prisoner upon arraignment : to make no answer or to refuse to plead directly or to put himself on trial

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  • stand mute — v. For a criminal defendant to refuse to plead when charged. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. stand mute The state of affairs that arises when …   Law dictionary

  • mute´ness — mute «myoot», adjective, noun, verb, mut|ed, mut|ing. –adj. 1. not making any sound; silent: »The little girl stood mute with embarrassment. Mute did the minstrels stand To hear my story (Longfellow). Mute was the room mute the house (Charlotte… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mute´ly — mute «myoot», adjective, noun, verb, mut|ed, mut|ing. –adj. 1. not making any sound; silent: »The little girl stood mute with embarrassment. Mute did the minstrels stand To hear my story (Longfellow). Mute was the room mute the house (Charlotte… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mute — Mute, a. [L. mutus; cf. Gr. my ein to shut, Skr. m[=u]ta bound, m[=u]ka dumb: cf. OE. muet, fr. F. muet, a dim. of OF. mu, L. mutus.] 1. Not speaking; uttering no sound; silent. [1913 Webster] All the heavenly choir stood mute, And silence was in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mute swan — Mute Mute, a. [L. mutus; cf. Gr. my ein to shut, Skr. m[=u]ta bound, m[=u]ka dumb: cf. OE. muet, fr. F. muet, a dim. of OF. mu, L. mutus.] 1. Not speaking; uttering no sound; silent. [1913 Webster] All the heavenly choir stood mute, And silence… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stand — 1 vb stood, stand·ing vi 1: to be in a particular state or situation stand accused 2: to remain valid or effective let the ruling stand vt: to submit to stand trial stand …   Law dictionary

  • mute — [myo͞ot] adj. [ME mewet < OFr muet < mu < L mutus, silent: for IE base see MOPE] 1. not speaking; voluntarily silent: often used figuratively 2. unable to speak 3. not spoken [a mute appeal] 4. SILENT (adj …   English World dictionary

  • mute — [[t]myut[/t]] adj. mut•er, mut•est, 1) silent; refraining from speech or utterance 2) not emitting or having sound of any kind 3) incapable of speech 4) phn (of letters) silent; not pronounced 5) law Law. (of a person who has been arraigned)… …   From formal English to slang

  • mute — mutely, adv. muteness, n. /myooht/, adj., muter, mutest, n., v., muted, muting. adj. 1. silent; refraining from speech or utterance. 2. not emitting or having sound of any kind. 3. incapable of speech; dumb. 4 …   Universalium

  • mute — adj. to stand mute ( to remain silent during an arraignment ) * * * [mjuːt] to stand mute ( to remain silent during an arraignment ) …   Combinatory dictionary

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