Objections legal definition: In a legal context, objections are statements opposing an aspect of a legal proceeding (i.e. an attorney may raise an objection to a question opposing counsel posed to a witness). Objections must have a proper basis.
Objections are made when:
A question posed to a witness is irrelevant, is leading, or calls for a conclusion
The witness is incompetent to testify
A statement made under oath is hearsay
A judge can rule one of two ways on an objection. Judges can:
Overturn the objection, which means the question is permitted
Sustain the objection, which means the question may not be asked
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