objection
ob·jec·tion n
1: an act or instance of objecting; specif: a statement of opposition to an aspect of a judicial or other legal proceeding
file an objection to a proposed bankruptcy plan
2: a reason or argument forming the ground of an objection
◇ Objections at trial are generally made for the purpose of opposing the admission of improper evidence. Such an objection must be made in a timely manner. Objections prevent the jury from seeing or hearing the evidence and preserve the issue for appeal. Objections may also be made on the ground of the opposing counsel's improper methods (as leading a witness) or for other technical reasons.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

objection
I noun adverse argument, adverse charge, adverse comment, adverse reason, challenge, contradictio, counterargument, countercharge, criticism, denunciation, difference, disagreement, disapprobation, disapproval, dissatisfaction, dissent, exception, expostulation, grievance, opposition, protest, quod contra dicitur, reason for disapproval, rebuke, rejection, remonstrance, reservation associated concepts: frivolous objection, general objection, grounds for an objection, oral objection, overrule an objection, preservation of an objection, specific objection, sustain an objection, technical objection, waiver, written objection II index admonition, complaint, condemnation (blame), criticism, demurrer, denial, disadvantage, disagreement, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, dissent (difference of opinion), dissent (nonconcurrence), drawback, grievance, ground, misgiving, negation, nonconformity, opposition, outcry, reaction (opposition), rejection, reluctance, remonstrance, reprimand, reproach, scruple, stricture

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


objection
n.
The act of protesting an action or statement of the opposing party in order to draw the court’s attention to illegality and impropriety and to preserve the issue for appeal.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


objection
1. an intervention by counsel contending that a question by opposing counsel is improper and should be disallowed or that a document or production or label sought to be tendered by another party should not be received.
2. an objection in point of law is a form of pleading by a defendant in his defence that raises an issue of law. When raised, the court may order this to be tried as a preliminary point of law.
3. objection to indictment is a procedure in which the accused objects to the indictment on legal grounds.
4. in planning and licensing matters, applications have to be intimated and advertised, and those entitled to oppose and who do oppose are frequently called objectors.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


objection
An attorney's formal statement protesting something that has occurred in court and seeking the judge's immediate ruling. Often, lawyers object to questions posed to a witness by an opposing attorney because the inquiries do not meet legal standards. For example, the question may be irrelevant, immaterial, call for a conclusion (seeking opinion, not facts), argumentative, assuming facts not in evidence, or compound (two or more questions asked together). The trial attorney must be alert to object before an answer is given.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


objection
n. 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.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


objection
A formal attestation or declaration of disapproval concerning a specific point of law or procedure during the course of a trial; a statement indicating disagreement with a judge's ruling.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


objection
I
A formal attestation or declaration of disapproval concerning a specific point of law or procedure during the course of a trial; a statement indicating disagreement with a judge's ruling.
II The process by which one party takes exception to some statement or procedure. An objection is either sustained (allowed) or overruled by the judge.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

objection
n.
   a lawyer's protest about the legal propriety of a question which has been asked of a witness by the opposing attorney, with the purpose of making the trial judge decide if the question can be asked. A proper objection must be based on one of the specific reasons for not allowing a question. These include: irrelevant, immaterial, incompetent (often stated together, which may mean the question is not about the issues in the trial or the witness is not qualified to answer), hearsay (the answer would be what someone told the witness rather than what he/she knew first-hand), leading (putting words in the mouth of one's own witness), calls for a conclusion (asking for opinion, not facts), compound question (two or more questions asked together), or lack of foundation (referring to a document lacking testimony as to authenticity or source). An objection must be made quickly and loudly to halt the witness before he/she answers. The judge will either "sustain" the objection (ruling out the question) or "overrule" it (allow the question). The judge may ask for an "offer of proof" in which the lawyer asking the question must explain to the court the reason the question is relevant, and what evidence his/her questions will bring out. Badly worded, confusing or compound questions are usually challenged by an objection to the form of the question, which is essentially a demand that the question be withdrawn and reworded. An attorney may "object" to a witness's answer as "non-responsive" to the question, but the proper request should be that the answer or a comment without a question be "stricken" from the record.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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