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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissenter  \Dis*sent"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  dissents;  one  who  differs  in  opinion,  or  declares 
  his  disagreement. 
 
  2.  (Eccl.)  One  who  separates  from  the  service  and  worship  of 
  an  established  church;  especially,  one  who  disputes  the 
  authority  or  tenets  of  the  Church  of  England;  a 
  nonconformist. 
 
  Dissenters  from  the  establishment  of  their  several 
  countries.  --Burke. 
 
  Robert  Brown  is  said  to  have  the  first  formal 
  dissenter.  --Shipley. 
 
  Note:  ``The  word  is  commonly  applied  only  to  Protestants.  The 
  Roman  Catholics  are  generally  referred  to  as  a  distinct 
  class.''  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissenter 
  n  :  a  person  who  dissents  from  some  established  policy  [syn:  {dissident}, 
  {protester},  {objector},  {contestant}] 




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