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The right to sit at a place ie a cafe or resturaunt, as opposed to trespass.

Concept borrowed from law, where to commence proceedings in a court case, you must have "legal standing."

If all you want to do is sit, then you require "standing to sit."

This can usually be gained by purchasing something from the venue.
I was walking through the mall and all I wanted to do was sit at a cafe and check my smartphone. But I didn't feel I had "standing to sit" so I bought a drink prior to sitting down.
by AlganonAU December 01, 2010