- The definition of an objection is a statement of disapproval or a reason to dislike something.
- An example of an objection is a lawyer opposing the type of questions his client is asked.
- An example of an objection is not liking your daughter’s boyfriend because he was a criminal.
objection definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the act of objecting
- a feeling or expression of opposition, disapproval, or dislike
- a cause for objecting; reason for opposing, disapproving, or disliking
Origin: Middle English objeccioun ; from Late Latin objectio ; from Classical Latin objectus: see object
objection definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- a. The act of objecting: What grounds do you have for objection? I take objection to that remark.b. Law The formal registration of protest against the admission of a piece of evidence at trial, on the grounds of some legal defect.
- A statement presented in opposition.
- A ground, reason, or cause for expressing opposition.
objection - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
A statement opposing something that is about to occur in a courtroom, or has already occurred, as being improper, out of order, or against procedural rules. It is up to the judge to rule on the objection’s validity, or to overrule it. A timely objection that is entered into the trial record, along with appropriate argument on its validity, may form the basis for an appeal to a higher court. See also challenge and motion in limine.
objection - Phrases/Idioms
see raise an objection.