Dissent

Definition of Dissent

Dis`sent´
v. i.1.To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; - followed by from.
[imp. & p. p. Dissented; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissenting.]
The bill passed . . . without a dissenting voice.
- Hallam.
Opinions in which multitudes of men dissent from us.
- Addison.
2.(Eccl.) To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government.
3.To differ; to be of a contrary nature.
n.1.The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.
The dissent of no small number [of peers] is frequently recorded.
- Hallam.
2.(Eccl.) Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.
It is the dissidence of dissent and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.
- Burke.
3.Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.
The dissent of the metals.
- Bacon.

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