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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdissenterdis‧sent‧er /dɪˈsentə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 a person or organization that disagrees with an official decision or accepted opinion Political dissenters were imprisoned.2 (also Dissenter) someone in the past who did not accept the beliefs of the established Protestant church in Western Europe syn non-conformist
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dissenterA later residence in Northamptonshire was licensed in 1673 for dissenter meetings, in spite of his earlier bad reputation there.But in practice, if most countries want to go ahead with something, they may well ignore a lone dissenter.Yet the aid package passed in an instinctively isolationist Congress with only a modest handful of dissenters.It even published the minority views of dissenters.Soviet dissenters were persecuted more actively and severely in 1980 than had been the case in 1976.They did not honor the dissenters.
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