dissent
1. verb /dɪˈsɛnt/
a) To disagree; to withhold assent. Construed with from (or, formerly, to).

Where a trustee refuses either to assent or dissent, the Court will itself exercise his authority.

b) To differ from, especially in opinion, beliefs, etc.

Those who openly dissented from the acts which the King had carried through the Parliament.

2. noun /dɪˈsɛnt/
a) Disagreement with the ideas, doctrines, decrees, etc. of a political party, government or religion.
b) An act of disagreeing with, or deviating from, the views and opinions of those holding authority.
See Also: minority report

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  • dissent — dis·sent 1 /di sent/ vi 1: to withhold assent or approval unfair squeezeout transactions the kind to which public shareholders seem most likely to dissent R. C. Clark see also appraisal ◇ A shareholder who dissents from a proposed transaction may …   Law dictionary

  • Dissent — Dis*sent , n. 1. The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement. [1913 Webster] The dissent of no small number [of peers] is frequently recorded. Hallam. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dissent — est une revue intellectuelle trimestrielle américaine, centrée sur la politique et la culture, publiée à New York, dirigée par Michael Walzer et Mitchell Cohen. Elle fut créée dans les années 1950 par Irving Howe, Lewis Coser, Henry Pachter et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dissent — 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissent — (v.) early 15c., from L. dissentire differ in sentiments, disagree, be at odds, contradict, quarrel, from dis differently (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + sentire to feel, think (see SENSE (Cf. sense)). Related: Dissented; dissenting. The noun is 1580s,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dissent — [n] disagreement, disapproval bone*, bone of contention*, bone to pick*, clinker*, conflict, contention, denial, difference, disaccord, discord, dissension, dissidence, disunity, far cry*, flak*, hassle, heresy, heterodoxy, misbelief,… …   New thesaurus

  • dissent — vb *differ, vary, disagree Analogous words: *object, protest: *demur, balk, boggle, shy, stickle Antonyms: concur: assent: consent Contrasted words: acquiesce, sub scribe, agree, accede (see ASSENT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dissent — ► VERB 1) express disagreement with a prevailing or official view. 2) disagree with the doctrine of an established or orthodox Church. ► NOUN ▪ the holding or expression of a dissenting view. ORIGIN Latin dissentire differ in sentiment …   English terms dictionary

  • dissent — [di sent′] vi. [ME dissenten < L dissentire < dis , apart + sentire, to feel, think: see SEND1] 1. to differ in belief or opinion; disagree: often with from 2. to reject the doctrines and forms of an established church n. the act of… …   English World dictionary

  • dissent — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ serious, strong, vigorous (esp. AmE) ▪ The war provoked strong dissent. ▪ growing ▪ internal ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Dissent — This article is about a philosophy of non agreement. For other meanings see Dissent (disambiguation). Sticker art arguing that dissent is necessary for democracy. Dissent is a sentiment or philosophy of non agreement or opposition to a prevailing …   Wikipedia

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