Definition of objection
1 : an act of objecting
2a : a reason or argument presented in oppositionb : a feeling or expression of disapproval
Examples of objection in a Sentence
My main objection is that some people will have to pay more than others.
He said he had no objection to the plan.
Recent Examples of objection from the Web
Shepherd has a track record of allowing the public to participate in enforcement actions by the energy cabinet, despite cabinet objections.
And culling healthy fire salamanders around outbreaks, which might delay Bsal's spread, could face public objections.
Yet today, there seems to be no real objection from the South Korean public to Moon's muscular response to the North.
But any such objections that were made in Pawlak’s case were either blocked or overturned by the court.
Simpson said yesterday that the decision to zero out ARPA-E stemmed from objections from the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.
But the program was never implemented, as powerful ultra-Orthodox members of Netanyahu's coalition government raised objections.
There’s been virtually no objection among congressional Republicans to the tax cuts on the merits.
However, there is also a faction of conservative hardbars who have a theological objection to any government program that helps those people incapable of writing fat campaign checks.
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First Known Use of objection
OBJECTION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of objection for Students
1 : an act of showing disapproval or great dislike
2 : a reason for or a feeling of disapproval Her main objection to the purchase is the price.
Legal Definition of objection
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 : 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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