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As a verb, to take exception to something; to declare or express the belief that something is improper or illegal.As a noun, the thing sought to be accomplished or attained; aim; purpose; intention.

One might, for example, object to the admission of particular evidence at a trial.

The object of a civil suit, for example, might be to be compensated in the form of damages for an injury incurred.


1) v. to ask the court not to allow a particular question asked of a witness by the opposing lawyer on the basis that it is either legally not permitted or in its wording is confusing or improper in its "form." An attorney may also object to an answer on the basis that it is not "responsive," to the question, on the basis a witness is limited to answering a question and is not allowed to make unsolicited comments. The trial attorney must be alert and quick in order to object before the witness answers. This is called an "objection" and must be based on a specific list of legal restrictions on questions. 2) n. a particular thing. 3) n. an aim or purpose, as "the object of the contract..." (See: objection)

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The nature of dominance is to become a quasi-historical and objectless entity.
I have already discussed these two thinkers above, and will only say here that there is no reason to assume, based on statements of theirs that do not quote or clearly refer to Bhattanayaka, that when Bhattanayaka compares the relishing of rasa to the relishing of brahman he means the comparison to hold in every respect except for that which would have been most obvious to his readers: that the relishing of brahman is an objectless and actionless states of awareness.
Abstraction and simile pervade the entries and give breath to the expressionless, objectless state.
Any empirically realistic presentation of space and time is rejected in favour of "absolutely subjective space" said to exist only "in objectless interiority" (275).
For Freud, the distinction between the neuroses he calls "hysteria" and "phobia" is that while "hysteria" involves generalized, objectless anxiety or aggression, phobia converts these objectless aversions into a cathartic investment in particular objects and rituals, offering a location or channel for affective relief through a horrified obsession with these phobic objects (1909: 114-116).
The President has and continues to initiate perpetual, objectless, wars of aggression to justify the destruction of liberty.
It does not follow from this, however, that (2) has to be regarded as a product of an objectless intentional act.
[Here we have the] temptation [of] an objectless desire....
"In the branch office portion of an ADN is the WAN optimisation controller (WOC), which uses objectless caching techniques to reduce the number of bits that flow over the network, and shapes TCP traffic using prioritisation and other optimisation techniques," he explains.
The Numinous or Awful is that of which we have this, as it were, objectless or disinterested fear--this awe" ("Is Theism Important?" 174-75).
A mode of articulation that is at once objectless (it is instead a generalisable poetics) and constitutive of its own non-fictionality (it creates "events and their language" and so underwrites, rather than depicts, "everyday life").