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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissension  \Dis*sen"sion\,  n.  [L.  dissensio:  cf  F.  dissension. 
  See  {Dissent}.] 
  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). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissension 
  n  1:  disagreement  among  those  expected  to  cooperate  [syn:  {discord}] 
  2:  a  conflict  of  people's  opinions  or  actions  or  characters 
  [syn:  {disagreement}]  [ant:  {agreement}] 




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