objection

[uhb-jek-shuhn]
noun
1.
a reason or argument offered in disagreement, opposition, refusal, or disapproval.
2.
the act of objecting.
3.
a ground or cause for objecting.
4.
a feeling of disapproval, dislike, or disagreement.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English objeccioun (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin objectiōn- (stem of objectiō), equivalent to Latin object(us) (see object) + -iōn- -ion

nonobjection, noun
preobjection, noun
superobjection, noun


4. complaint, protest, criticism.
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objection (əbˈdʒɛkʃən)
 
n
1.  an expression, statement, or feeling of opposition or dislike
2.  a cause for such an expression, statement, or feeling
3.  the act of objecting

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Word Origin & History

objection
late 14c., from O.Fr. objection (12c.), from M.L. obiectionem (nom. obiectio), "a throwing or putting before," noun of action from L. obicere "to oppose" (see object (n.)).
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Idioms & Phrases

objection

see raise an objection.

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Example sentences
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered
  without objection.
The second objection goes to the heart of longstanding controversies within the
  field, of course.
There is the objection that an underwater species might have difficulties
  fostering technology.
The inquiry is in its initial phase, and may not result in a formal
  investigation, let alone an official objection.
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