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From Middle French objection, from Old French objeccion, from Latin obiectio


  • IPA(key): /əbˈdʒɛkʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən


objection (plural objections)

  1. The act of objecting.
    • 2013 June 7, Ed Pilkington, “‘Killer robots’ should be banned in advance, UN told”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 6:
      In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.
  2. 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.
    • 2019 July 17, Talia Lavin, “When Non-Jews Wield Anti-Semitism as Political Shield”, in GQ[1]:
      There are millions of Jews living in this country, who have known no other home than America, many of whom have strong objections to racism–and who vote, in a supermajority, for the Democratic Party.
  3. (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.
    • 1994, ‎Stephen Davis Porter, ed., Illinois Appellate Reports: Official Reports of the Illinois Appellate Court, p. 500:
      Counsel for the property owner immediately raised an objection which was sustained following argument outside the presence of the jury.

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  • Adjectives often used with "objection": serious, conscientious, fatal, grave, etc.
  • Verbs often used with "objection": raise, make, meet, answer, etc.

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  1. (law) An assertion that a question or statement is in violation of the rules of the court.
    Objection! That is irrelevant to this case, Your Honor!



From Latin obiectiō.



objection f (plural objections)

  1. objection (all meanings)

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