browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
dissent

more about dissent

dissent


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissent  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissent 
  n  1:  (law)  the  difference  of  one  judge's  opinion  from  that  of  the 
  majority;  "he  expressed  his  dissent  in  a  contrary 
  opinion" 
  2:  a  difference  of  opinion 
  3:  the  act  of  protesting;  a  public  (often  organized) 
  manifestation  of  dissent  [syn:  {protest},  {objection}] 
  v  1:  withhold  assent;  "Several  Republicans  dissented"  [ant:  {assent}] 
  2:  protest,  as  against  a  policy;  also  metaphorically:  "His  body 
  protested  against  the  harsh  training"  [syn:  {protest},  {resist}] 




more about dissent