Dissension

Definition of Dissension

Dis`sen´sion
n.1.Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.
Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them.
- Acts xv. 2.
Debates, dissension, uproars are thy joy.
- Dryden.
A seditious person and raiser-up of dissension among the people.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).

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