Definitions for: Dissent


[n] the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
[n] a difference of opinion
[n] (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"
[v] withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented"
[v] be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
[v] fight back, also metaphorically; "His body protested against the harsh training"



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*sent", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dissented; p. pr. &
vb. n. Dissenting.] [L. dissentire, dissentum; dis- +
sentire to feel, think. See Sense.]
1. To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary
sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from.

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. --Hooker.


Dis*sent", 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. [Obs.]

The dissent of the metals. --Bacon.

Syn: Disagreement; variance; difference; nonconcurrence;
nonconformity.

Synonyms: objection, protest, protest, resist

Antonyms: accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, concord, concur, hold

See Also: arise, boycott, clash, contradict, contradict, contravene, controvert, demonstrate, demonstration, differ, direct action, disagree, disagreement, dissent, manifestation, march, negate, objection, oppose, rebel, renegade, resistance, rise, rise up, strike, take issue, walk out

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