objection[əb jek′s̸hən, äb-]
- 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.
- the act of objecting
- a feeling or expression of opposition, disapproval, or dislike
- a cause for objecting; reason for opposing, disapproving, or disliking
Origin of objectionMiddle English objeccioun ; from Late Latin objectio ; from Classical Latin objectus: see object
- 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: The child asked to go alone, but his mother made the objection that he was too young.
- A ground, reason, or cause for expressing opposition: Would you have any objection if we went with you?
- The act of objecting.
- A statement expressing opposition, or a reason or cause for expressing opposition (generally followed by the adposition to).
- "I have no objection to any person's religion."
- (law) An official protest raised in a court of law during a legal trial over a violation of the rules of the court by the opposing party.
- Adjectives often used with "objection": serious, conscientious, fatal, grave, etc.
- Verbs often used with "objection": raise, make, meet, answer, etc.
objection - Legal Definition
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.