stan·dard n1: something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model, example, or point of referencethe standard of the reasonable person2: something established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, or quality3: the basis of value in a monetary system
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
archetype, basis of comparison, canon, comparison, criterion, example, exemplar, frame of reference, gauge, grade of excellence guide, ideal, level of excellence, measure, model, norm, norma, paradigm, paragon, pattern, precedent, prototype, regula, touchstone
associated concepts: standard established by law, standard of care, standard of conduct, standard of proof
broad, bylaw, canon, code, constant, conventional, cornerstone, criterion, customary, decorum, designation (symbol), epitome, example, exemplar, familiar (customary), general, habitual, household (familiar), law, mediocre, model, mundane, norm, normal (regular), ordinary, paradigm, paragon, pattern, popular, precedent, prevalent, principle (axiom), pro forma, prototype, rate, regular (conventional), repeated, representative, routine, rule (guide), stare decisis, typical, uniform, usual
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A norm; an established practice; a level, quality, or idea used as a benchmark for comparison.adj.Accepted; normal.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.