the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held:there was no dissent from this view
(also Dissent) refusal to accept the doctrines of an established or orthodox Church; nonconformity:rural communities with a long tradition of Dissent
(in sport) the offence of expressing disagreement with the referee’s decision:he was sent off for dissent
[count noun]US a statement by a judge giving reasons as to why he or she disagrees with a decision made by the other judges in a court case:he wasted no time in cranking out nine majority opinions, as well as three dissents
hold or express opinions that are at variance with those commonly or officially held:two members dissented from the majority (as adjective dissenting)there were a couple of dissenting voices
disagree with the doctrine of an established or orthodox Church.
late Middle English: from Latin dissentire 'differ in sentiment'
dissent in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of dissent in the US English dictionary