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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.

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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 Association of Radio Operators for India's secretary general Uday Chawla said they are setting up a regulatory body on the lines of TV channels to ensure that FM stations act on their own against objectionable content rather than wait for the ministry to pull them up.
PTA, being the telecom regulator in the country, will implement policies to block websites with "blasphemous, un-Islamic, offensive, objectionable, unethical, and immoral material." Talking to media, official sources in PTA said, "We will also see the viability of permanently blocking the websites involved in unethical and illegal activities."
Clearly, this requirement of disclosure may have application to other objectionable, albeit legal, uses between a landlord and tenant.
MULTAN -- The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday arrested a man for blackmailing a married woman with her objectionable pictures and videos and harassing her by threatening to post them on social media if she did not get divorce from her husband.
Summary: New Delhi (India), Jun 11 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday for making "objectionable comments" against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media.
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A notification issued here by the district administration said that pillion riding, wall chalking, distribution of objectionable material, pasting posters on walls especially on mosques and Imambargah would be banned for 10 days.
To a question of the chair, a representative of PTA informed that the authority had a web monitoring system, and could block 'objectionable' material regarding state, judiciary and army.
PESHAWAR -- Peshawar police arrested two young men, identified as Asher and Shahab for harassing a girl by making public her objectionable pictures and videos and blackmailing for money.
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ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad police have arrested 11 persons from various areas of the city for their alleged involvement in immoral activities and recovered objectionable movies, videos as well as computers from them.