Object

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As a verb, to raise an objection during trial.

As a noun, the aim or purpose of an activity or a court proceeding. For example, In McGlasson v. Barger, the court used “object” in the context of the object of defendant’s criminal conspiracy. For court proceedings, the object of the suit may be what the plaintiff seeks. For example, in Cotonio v. Richardson, the court used “object” in the context of the object of the court’s judgment, as in the aim of the litigation.

[Last updated in September of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]