In legal proceedings, to object (e. ff., to the admission of evidence) is to interpose a declaration to the effect that the particular matter or thing under considera- tion is not done or admitted with the consent of the party objecting, but is by him considered improper or illegal, and referring the question of its propriety or legality to the court. OBJECT, n. This term “includes whatever is presented to the mind, as well as what may be presented to the senses; whatever, also, is acted upon, or operated upon, af- firmatively, or intentionally influenced by anything done, moved, or applied thereto.” Woodruff, J., Wells v. Shook, S Blatclif. 257, Fed. Cas. No. 17,400.