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English noun: objection

1. objection (communication) the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest

Synonymsexpostulation, remonstrance, remonstration

Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication

2. objection (communication) the speech act of objecting

Broader (hypernym)speech act

Narrower (hyponym)beef, bitch, challenge, complaint, demur, demurral, demurrer, dissent, exception, gripe, kick, protest, protest, protestation, squawk

3. objection (act) the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

Synonymsdissent, protest

Broader (hypernym)resistance

Narrower (hyponym)boycott, demonstration, direct action, manifestation, walkout

4. objection (act) (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter is improper and should not be continued and asks the court to rule on its impropriety or illegality

Broader (hypernym)procedure

Narrower (hyponym)recusation

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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