The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A philosophical term used to denote that which is true universally apart from all merely private sense or judgment, and finds response in the universal reason, the reason that is common to all rational beings; it is opposed to subjective, or agreeable to one's mere feelings or fancy.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Objective'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/o/objective.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.