Definition of dissenter in English:


Syllabification: dis·sent·er
Pronunciation: /diˈsentər


  • 1A person who dissents.
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    • You see, it wasn't until I came out as a dissenter against certain policies of the left-wing political establishment that I learned what it is like to be on the ‘wrong side’ of an issue.
    • After all, the First Amendment aims to protect the outsider, the dissenter, the protester: those without institutional protections.
    • This was Kant's judicious way of amending Rousseau's notorious maxim, that, in a state founded on the social contract, the dissenter must be forced to be free.
  • 1.1 (Dissenter) British historical A member of a nonestablished church; a Nonconformist.
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    • Here the religious divisions that plagued English society, between churchmen, Dissenters, and papists, were presented in a peculiarly acute form.
    • What to do with the growing number of dissenters, notably Quakers and Jews?
    • Baptists and other dissenters could not take the simple way out by just not drinking tea.

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