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Meaning of OBJECTION

Pronunciation:  ub'jekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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
  2. [n]  the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
  3. [n]  the speech act of objecting
  4. [n]  the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

OBJECTION is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The process by which one party takes exception to some statement or procedure. An objection is either sustained (allowed) or overruled by the judge.
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