objection (plural objections)
- The act of objecting.
(Can we date this quote?), 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.
- 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.
- (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.
- Objection! That is irrelevant to this case, Your Honor!
- Adjectives often used with "objection": serious, conscientious, fatal, grave, etc.
- Verbs often used with "objection": raise, make, meet, answer, etc.
act of objecting
statement expressing opposition
official protest raised in a court of law
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