AskDefine | Define objection

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1 the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest [syn: expostulation, remonstrance]
2 the speech act of objecting
3 the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent [syn: protest, dissent]
4 (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

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The act of objecting.
  2. A statement expressing opposition, or a reason or cause for expressing opposition.
  3. 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.


The act of objecting
A statement expressing opposition
A official protest raised in a court of law



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  1. Objection (all meanings)

Extensive Definition

An objection is an exclamation of disagreement or opposition, it may also refer to:

See also

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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