from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To differ in opinion or feeling; disagree.
- intransitive v. To withhold assent or approval.
- n. Difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
- n. The refusal to conform to the authority or doctrine of an established church; nonconformity.
- n. Law A justice's refusal to concur with the opinion of a majority, as on a higher court. Also called dissenting opinion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To disagree; to withhold assent. Construed with from (or, formerly, to).
- v. To differ from, especially in opinion, beliefs, etc.
- n. Disagreement with the ideas, doctrines, decrees, etc. of a political party, government or religion.
- n. An act of disagreeing with, or deviating from, the views and opinions of those holding authority.
- n. A separate opinion filed in a case by judges who disagree with the outcome of the majority of the court in that case
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.
- n. Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.
- n. Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.
- intransitive v. To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from.
- intransitive v. To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government.
- intransitive v. To differ; to be of a contrary nature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be of a different or contrary opinion or feeling; withhold approval or assent: with from before the object.
- Eccles., to refuse to acknowledge, conform to, or be bound by the doctrines or rules of an established church. See dissenter.
- To differ; be of a different or contrary nature.
- n. The act of dissenting; a holding or expressing of a different or contrary opinion; refusal to be bound by an opinion or a decision that is contrary to one's own judgment.
- n. A declaration of disagreement in opinion about something: as, the minority entered their dissent on the records of the house.
- n. Eccles., refusal to acknowledge or conform to the doctrines, ritual, or government of an established church, particularly in England and Scotland.
- n. Contrariety of nature; opposite quality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a difference of opinion
- v. withhold assent
- v. be of different opinions
- n. the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
- v. express opposition through action or words
- n. (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
Those who used to love to say that dissent is the highest form of patriotism have been assiduously working to assure that dissent from the agenda they have been weaving will be considered the lowest form of stupidity.
They dissent from the Bishops Conferences, not the Universal Church, and their dissent is not on “faith and morals,” but on social policy, about which Bishops know no more than the next fellow.
Maybe the small voice of my dissent is about being true not only to my readers, but also to myself.
They label dissent, not as patriotism, but as jingoism or, far worse, racism.
When a dissent is being drafted, the others joining in the dissent are agreeing to it in all particulars, unless they issue a separate dissent that indicates that they agree in part and disagree in part.
Your dissent is admitedly based on what you fear people might do.
ROBERTSON: He describes what he calls a dissent into civil war.
"The images of AK47s crossed with the word 'dissent' does cause the RCMP some concerns for safety issues," said Seibel.
Seibel says the graffiti artist allegedly had been tagging Grand Forks with a logo bearing guns and the word "dissent."
Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, in dissent, criticizing Justice Jim Johnson for ignoring law in ruling against SEIU