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 Williamson alleges that Magowan told him that when the ballpark was built the Giants placed the mounds on the field over the objection of then-Commissioner Bud Selig, who deemed them unsafe. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Former Giant Mac Williamson sues club over concussion that ‘ended my career’," 10 Nov. 2020 There is a pending Republican appeal at the Supreme Court over whether Pennsylvania can count votes that arrive in the mail from Wednesday to Friday, an extension ordered by the state’s top court over the objection of Republicans. Mark Sherman, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump campaign sues for Michigan ballot access, seeks recount in Wisconsin," 4 Nov. 2020 There is a pending Republican appeal at the Supreme Court over whether Pennsylvania can count votes that arrive in the mail from Wednesday to Friday, an extension ordered by the state’s top court over the objection of Republicans. Mark Sherman, baltimoresun.com, "Trump seeks to stop voting, but only counting remains," 4 Nov. 2020 There is a pending Republican appeal at the Supreme Court over whether Pennsylvania can count votes that arrive in the mail from Wednesday to Friday, an extension ordered by the state’s top court over the objection of Republicans. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Trump sues in Pennsylvania and Michigan to stop ballot counting; asks for Wisconsin recount," 4 Nov. 2020 Campbell was able to obtain continuances multiple times in the McClure case over the objection of the commonwealth's attorney's office. Sarah Rankin, Star Tribune, "Ex-NASCAR driver McClure gets probation in long-delayed case," 22 Oct. 2020 Semple did not turn them over or file an objection by Dec. 16, 2019, despite being required to do so by law. Kelan Lyons, courant.com, "Citing ‘willful’ delays, federal judge orders Connecticut to release information on prison medical care," 5 Nov. 2020 Lawmakers can object to the returns of a particular state; though it has been twice attempted, an objection has never been accepted. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, "Essential Politics: We don’t yet know who won. Now what?," 4 Nov. 2020 Researchers say one of the biggest obstacles is a moral objection to the idea of rewarding someone for staying off drugs. Abby Goodnough New York Times, Star Tribune, "This addiction treatment works. But it's controversial, underused.," 31 Oct. 2020

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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 28 Nov. 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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