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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: dissentire, from sentire 'to feel'

dissent

2 verb
     
Related topics: Government
dissent2 [intransitive]
1PGRR to say that you disagree with an official decision or accepted opinion
dissent from
Few historians would dissent from this view.
There are some dissenting voices (=people who do not agree) among the undergraduates.
2 law if a judge dissents, they say formally that they do not agree with the other judges in a law case

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