objection

noun
ob·​jec·​tion | \ əb-ˈjek-shən How to pronounce objection (audio) \
plural objections

Definition of objection

1 : an act of objecting
2a : a reason or argument presented in opposition
b : a feeling or expression of disapproval
c : a statement of opposition to an aspect of a judicial or other legal proceeding file an objection to a proposed bankruptcy plan

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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 on the Web The tourists’ plans to visit another town were canceled after residents there also raised objections, according to a tourism official. Niharika Mandhana, WSJ, "Chinese Abroad Become Targets of Suspicion Over Coronavirus," 2 Feb. 2020 The prospect of cutting them out altogether has raised objections by CVS Health, a major national player in pharmacy benefit management. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Senator wants to ban pharmacy middlemen from Kentucky Medicaid program," 28 Jan. 2020 The emails, obtained by The Washington Post, indicate that Pompeo’s staff was aware that NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly would ask Pompeo about several topics in the interview and raised no objections, contrary to Pompeo’s characterization. Paul Farhi, Anchorage Daily News, "Emails support NPR journalist in confrontation with Pompeo," 27 Jan. 2020 The policy also would allow some employers, though not publicly traded companies, to raise moral objections to covering contraceptives. CBS News, "Supreme Court to hear Obamacare birth control case," 17 Jan. 2020 The policy also would allow some employers, though not publicly traded companies, to raise moral objections to covering contraceptives. Mark Sherman, BostonGlobe.com, "Court to look anew at health care law birth control rules," 17 Jan. 2020 Michel also raised objections to the recent Mediterranean maritime pact between Turkey and Libya that has fueled tensions, particularly over drilling rights for gas and oil exploration. Washington Post, "Erdogan, Putin call for cease-fire in Libya from Jan 12," 8 Jan. 2020 But when word got out that Jade Tolbert won the $1 million prize, other players raised objections. Chris Isidore, CNN, "A couple from The Bachelor is under investigation for allegedly cheating to win $1 million fantasy sports prize," 6 Jan. 2020 Despite Miami-Dade County commission approval, surrounding communities have raised objections over traffic and its sheer size. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, "Nearly 1,400 apartments to rise near planned American Dream Miami, the nation’s biggest mall," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of objection

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for objection

Middle English objeccioun, borrowed from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French, borrowed from Late Latin objectiōn-, objectiō, from Latin obicere, objicere "to throw in the way, put forward, cite as a ground for disapproval or criticism" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at object entry 1

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“Objection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objection. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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objection

noun
How to pronounce objection (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of objection

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

noun
ob·​jec·​tion | \ əb-ˈjek-shən How to pronounce objection (audio) \

Kids Definition of objection

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.

objection

noun
ob·​jec·​tion

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

Note: 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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