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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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Magistrate Makofi said the objectors had violated the privacy of the respondent by going as far as searching for his private information from government departments.
Reportedly, the conscientious objector told the officers that he would welcome them into his home where he was awaiting them.
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In addition to identifying core factors for settlement approval and adding stricter procedures for objectors, the new rule features an express recognition that electronic notice may be an acceptable means of communicating with class members.
It also suggested an event or memorial should be held for the objectors who lost the right to vote throughout the war for their beliefs.
The written objection must include the objectors name, address, phone number, social security number, employer and work location.
This statute allowed for objectors to be absolutely exempted; to perform alternative civilian service, or to serve as a non-combatant in the army's Non-Combatant Corps, according to the extent to which they could convince a military tribunal of the worth of their objection.
The first acquittal of a religious conscientious objector came in 2004 and 17 had been found not guilty by 2016.
"One conscientious objector, Jack Gray, was subjected to a regime of cruelty culminating in his having a rope tied round his stomach and being pushed into a pond eight or nine times, and dragged out each time by the rope.
He spent six months in Wormwood Scrubs, London, and was classed as a category B conscientious objector, opposing the war on political grounds rather than religious.
Hate mail written to Reginald Porcas, an absolutist conscientious objector from Norbury, south London, in the Second World War, accuses him of being a "dirty sniffling coward".