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OBJECTION

A formal attestation or declaration of disapproval concerning a specific point of law or procedure during the course of a trial; a statement indicating disagreement with a judge's ruling.

Some laws provide that an appeal to a higher tribunal can be based only upon errors objected to during the course of a trial conducted in a lower court. An error that initially slips by without any objection by the party's counsel cannot subsequently be set forth as a reason for the appeals court to overturn the original decision in a particular case. The making of objections in open court during the course of a proceeding is important so that on appeal, the appellate court can evaluate the record of the lower court action.

The federal rules of evidence, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure govern the making of objections in federal actions. Comparable state provisions apply to state proceedings.

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Civil Procedure; Evidence.

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ob·jec·tion / əbˈjekshən/ • n. an expression or feeling of disapproval or opposition; a reason for disagreeing: they have raised no objections to the latest plans. ∎  the action of challenging or disagreeing with something: his view is open to objection.

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