Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of objecting.
  • noun Law The formal registration of protest against the admission of a piece of evidence at trial, on the grounds of some legal defect.
  • noun A statement presented in opposition.
  • noun A ground, reason, or cause for expressing opposition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of objecting or throwing in the way; the act of resisting by words spoken or written, by or without stating adverse reasons or arguments, advancing criticisms, or suggesting difficulties, etc.
  • noun That which is interposed or presented in opposition; an adverse contention, whether by or without stating the opinion, reason, or argument on which it is founded: as, many objections to that course were urged; the objections of the defendant were overruled.
  • noun An adverse blow; an attack.
  • noun Trouble; care; cause of sorrow or anxiety.
  • noun Synonyms Exception, difficulty, doubt, scruple, cavil, demurrer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of objecting.
  • noun That which is, or may be, presented in opposition; an adverse reason or argument; a reason for objecting; obstacle; impediment
  • noun Obs. or R. Cause of trouble; sorrow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of objecting.
  • noun A statement expressing opposition, or a reason or cause for expressing opposition (generally followed by the adposition to)
  • noun 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
  • noun the speech act of objecting
  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
  • noun (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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I think the main objection is that there isn't any independent evidence for a designer.

    Behe and Gene discuss the Evolution of the Flagellum

  • The main objection is the standard objections to death taxes.

    Taxes and Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • My main objection is not for private suits against foreign governments (though I do feel that is a problem), but suing private US corporations for alleged complicity in human rights abuses, a form of corporate blackmail.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act v Alien Tort Statute?

  • Turns out that the "pro" s main objection is as to the strength of the anthropogenic component, and moreso, on the appropriate political verdict (is there a "crisis") and any resultant political response.

    Balkinization

  • Turns out that the "pro" s main objection is as to the strength of the anthropogenic component, and moreso, on the appropriate political verdict (is there a "crisis") and any resultant political response.

    Balkinization

  • Turns out that the "pro" s main objection is as to the strength of the anthropogenic component, and moreso, on the appropriate political verdict (is there a "crisis") and any resultant political response.

    Balkinization

  • Turns out that the "pro" s main objection is as to the strength of the anthropogenic component, and moreso, on the appropriate political verdict (is there a "crisis") and any resultant political response.

    Balkinization

  • Turns out that the "pro" s main objection is as to the strength of the anthropogenic component, and moreso, on the appropriate political verdict (is there a "crisis") and any resultant political response.

    Balkinization

  • Turns out that the "pro" s main objection is as to the strength of the anthropogenic component, and moreso, on the appropriate political verdict (is there a "crisis") and any resultant political response.

    Balkinization

  • Turns out that the "pro" s main objection is as to the strength of the anthropogenic component, and moreso, on the appropriate political verdict (is there a "crisis") and any resultant political response.

    Balkinization

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  • Hold it!

    November 26, 2007

  • TAKE THAT!!!

    May 26, 2009

  • The opposite of subjection.

    May 26, 2009