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Object

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.

object

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)

object

noun aim, butt, commodity, concern, corporeal body, design, destination, end, final cause, finis, goal, item, material product, material substance, matter, point, propositum, purpose, subject, substance, target, ultimate purpose

object

verb attack, be at variance, be averse, call in question, challenge, complain, contra dicere recusare, controvert, criticize, demur, disagree, disapprove, dispute, dissent, enter a demurrer, enter a protest, except, express an objection, express disapproval, find fault, oppose, protest, put forward in opposition, quarrel, resist, state by way of objection, state opposition, take exception
See also: article, ban, basis, cause, collide, complain, condemn, conflict, confront, connotation, content, contest, counter, counteract, criticize, demonstrate, demur, deprecate, design, destination, determinant, disaccord, disagree, disallow, disapprove, disown, dissent, doubt, end, entity, expostulate, fight, goal, idea, intent, intention, item, meaning, motive, negate, oppose, oppugn, point, predetermination, project, protest, purpose, pursuit, reason, recipient, reject, remonstrate, reprehend, signification, target
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He did agree with the objectors that the question to be printed on the ballot must read simply "Shall the city election law be rejected?
In an essay written to accompany the play, Mears states: "To read some of the accounts of conscientious objectors being grilled and investigated by their Local Tribunals (once conscription had been brought in, in 1916), to assess whether their conscientious objection was genuine and whether therefore they might be exempted from military service, would provoke laughter and derision were the accounts not true.
In the First World War, conscientious objectors were assessed by a local tribunal, which rarely granted absolute exemption, instead enlisting them in the Army, including the Non-Combatant Corps, where many disobeyed orders and ended up in prison.
But it isn't just the mess that is annoying residents, with objectors also complaining of rowdy youths.
This clarification is needed in respect to those who are objectors and also in respect to the exercise of practices based on conscience.
There were 16,000 registered conscientious objectors, compared to eight million men in the armed forces.
Aled Eirug said: "As we mark the centenary of the First World War in Wales, and given the tendency to concentrate on the soldiers, in this lecture I will focus on those who opposed the War throughout Wales and especially on the over 800 conscientious objectors.
About 25,000 requested noncombatant military service and were classified I-A-O (1-A-O, "conscientious objectors eligible for military service in noncombatant role").
PHYLLIS Bembridge's letter about the debate about the black frontage of the African Village bar in Coventry city centre speaks of "sinister undertones" in the responses of those concerned about the exterior's effect on the immediate streetscape, the inference being that objectors are being xenophobic and/or racist (Letters, April 10).
OBJECTORS fighting the Duke of Northumberland's pounds 30m redevelopment plans for a town are to take their battle to Europe.
Unfortunately the so called Welsh Streets Home Group, objectors to the demolition, got wind of his visit and hijacked the meeting by using the social media to gather their supporters from around the city.
Such a case, unprecedented in the north, means that for the first time the Turkish-run Turkish Cypriot military has been forced to acknowledge the existence of conscientious objectors who refuse to do compulsory military service.