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Object

Definition - What does Object mean?

The term object means to dispute the acceptance of something said or done during a court case. It is used by lawyers when a question is asked of one of the parties and that party's lawyer feels it is improper for one reason or another. Two common reasons why lawyers object to questions are when the question is irrelevant or improperly formed or if it is based on speculation or aimed to make the party say something else beyond the question (referred to as leading).

Justipedia explains Object

Lawyers may attempt to object to any question, comment, or action that is potentially detrimental to their case and position. The reason why a lawyer can object has to follow one of the preset reasons as set forth by jurisdictional law. The judge will ultimately decide if the request to object will be sustained or overruled.

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