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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissident  \Dis"si*dent\,  a.  [L.  dissidens,  -entis,  p.  pr  of 
  dissidere  to  sit  apart,  to  disagree;  dis-  +  sedere  to  sit: 
  cf  F.  dissident.  See  {Sit}.] 
  No  agreeing;  dissenting;  discordant;  different. 
 
  Our  life  and  manners  be  dissident  from  theirs 
  --Robynson 
  (More's 
  Utopia). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissident  \Dis"si*dent\,  n.  (Eccl.) 
  One  who  disagrees  or  dissents;  one  who  separates  from  the 
  established  religion. 
 
  The  dissident,  habituated  and  taught  to  think  of  his 
  dissidenc?  as  a  laudable  and  necessary  opposition  to 
  ecclesiastical  usurpation.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissident 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  departure  from  accepted  beliefs  or 
  standards  [syn:  {heretical},  {heterodox}] 
  2:  disagreeing,  especially  with  a  majority  [syn:  {dissentient}, 
  {dissenting(a)}] 
  n  :  a  person  who  dissents  from  some  established  policy  [syn:  {dissenter}, 
  {protester},  {objector},  {contestant}] 




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