objection

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noun ob·jec·tion \əb-ˈjek-shən\

Definition of objection

  1. 1 :  an act of objecting

  2. 2a :  a reason or argument presented in oppositionb :  a feeling or expression of disapproval

Examples of objection in a Sentence

  1. My main objection is that some people will have to pay more than others.

  2. He said he had no objection to the plan.

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First Known Use of objection

14th century


OBJECTION Defined for English Language Learners

objection

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Definition of objection for English Language Learners

  • : a reason for disagreeing with or opposing something : a reason for objecting

  • law : an act of formally objecting to something during a trial.

  • —used as an interjection by lawyers during trials when they think something is not fair or proper


OBJECTION Defined for Kids

objection

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noun ob·jec·tion \əb-ˈjek-shən\

Definition of objection for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of showing disapproval or great dislike

  2. 2 :  a reason for or a feeling of disapproval Her main objection to the purchase is the price.


Law Dictionary

objection

noun ob·jec·tion

Legal Definition of objection

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of objecting; specifically :  a statement of opposition to an aspect of a judicial or other legal proceeding file an objection to a proposed bankruptcy plan

  2. 2 :  a reason or argument forming the ground of an objection

Additional Notes on objection

Objections at trial are generally made for the purpose of opposing the admission of improper evidence. Such an objection must be made in a timely manner. Objections prevent the jury from seeing or hearing the evidence and preserve the issue for appeal. Objections may also be made on the ground of the opposing counsel's improper methods (as leading a witness) or for other technical reasons.



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