Definitions for: Objection


[n] (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality
[n] the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
[n] the speech act of objecting
[n] the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest



Webster (1913) Definition: Ob*jec"tion, n. [L. objectio: cf. F. objection.]
1. The act of objecting; as, to prevent agreement, or action,
by objection. --Johnson.

2. That which is, or may be, presented in opposition; an
adverse reason or argument; a reason for objecting;
obstacle; impediment; as, I have no objection to going;
unreasonable objections. ``Objections against every
truth.'' --Tyndale.

3. Cause of trouble; sorrow. [Obs. or R.]

He remembers the objection that lies in his bosom,
and he sighs deeply. --Jer. Taylor.

Syn: Exception; difficulty; doubt; scruple.

Synonyms: dissent, expostulation, protest, remonstrance

See Also: beef, bitch, boycott, challenge, complaint, demonstration, demur, demurral, demurrer, direct action, dissent, dissuasion, exception, gripe, kick, manifestation, procedure, protest, protestation, recusation, resistance, speech act, squawk

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