stand your ground

or stand-your-ground

[ stand-yer-ground ]
/ ˈstænd yərˈgraʊnd /

adjective Law.

relating to or denoting a legal principle or law that eliminates the duty to retreat by allowing, as a first response, self-defense by deadly force: We’re proud to represent Florida, the first stand your ground state.

Nearby words

  1. stand up,
  2. stand up and be counted,
  3. stand up for,
  4. stand up to,
  5. stand up with,
  6. stand-alone,
  7. stand-by,
  8. stand-down,
  9. stand-in,
  10. stand-off

Origin of stand your ground

First recorded in 2005

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