from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of objecting.
  • n. A statement presented in opposition.
  • n. A ground, reason, or cause for expressing opposition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of objecting.
  • n. A statement expressing opposition, or a reason or cause for expressing opposition (generally followed by the adposition to)
  • n. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.
  • n. 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.
  • n. An adverse blow; an attack.
  • n. Trouble; care; cause of sorrow or anxiety.
  • n. Synonyms Exception, difficulty, doubt, scruple, cavil, demurrer.

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

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


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  • The opposite of subjection.

    May 26, 2009

  • TAKE THAT!!!

    May 26, 2009

  • Hold it!

    November 26, 2007