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1 : something toward which thought, feeling, or action is directed see also natural object
2 : the purpose or goal of something
in the civil law of Louisiana
: the purpose for which a contract or obligation is formed
[əb-jekt] vt : to state in opposition or as an objection [ed that the evidence was inadmissible]
: to state opposition esp. to something in a judicial proceeding [ed to the testimony on the ground that it was hearsay]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.