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dissent

1 noun
     
Related topics: Politics, Law
dis‧sent1
1 [uncountable]PP refusal to agree with an official decision or accepted opinion [= opposition; ↪ consent, assent]:
the ruthless suppression of political dissent
These voices of dissent grew louder.
2 [countable] lawSCL a statement by a judge giving their reasons for disagreeing with the other judges in a law case

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