- 1The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held: there was no dissent from this viewMore example sentences
- I have continually argued for France's right to express its dissent from the opinion of the international community.
- It is at delicate moments in world affairs, such as this, that expressions of widespread dissent from opinion-formers can become a real political force.
- He pointed out that it was easy to exaggerate the importance of Australian expressions of dissent from Allied plans, and Curtin's messages.
- 1.1 (also Dissent) Refusal to accept the doctrines of an established or orthodox Church; nonconformity: rural communities with a long tradition of DissentMore example sentences
- It called for a new crackdown on doctrinal dissent, and recommended a papal investigation of American seminaries, the subtext of which was to blame gays.
- That kind of perspective teaches me the need to respect dissent, nonconformity, and liberty of conscience as priority Baptist values.
- Historians sometimes make the mistake of thinking that early modern religious dissent argues secularization.
- 1.2(In sport) the offence of expressing disagreement with the referee’s decision: he was sent off for dissentMore example sentences
- Rotherham did not help their cause when they had a player sent off for dissent after arguing the decision to award a short corner.
- On the next Lancaster defence one of Bury's players was sent out for dissent to the referee.
- Showing dissent at umpiring decisions can amount to violation of the conduct code for players.
- 1.3 [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 dissentsMore example sentences
- She has written or joined eighty-seven dissents from court decisions she deemed insufficiently activist in scope and character.
- Simmons-Harris, was of course the most newsworthy aspect of the decision, but the dissents were no less revealing.
- Thus, over 2 strong dissents, the Court did not permit the misappropriation claim.
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- 1Hold 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 voicesMore example sentences
- Seven judges expressed a separate opinion, while two dissented from the majority.
- He tangled with other cardinals and disciplined church officials who dissented from official church policy.
- Not one Supreme Court justice dissented from the Moyer opinion, which was drafted by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
- 1.1Disagree with the doctrine of an established or orthodox Church.More example sentences
- Along the way, Fraser reminds us, various sects dissented and established parochial schools.
- That is, we dissented from somebody else's religion, and we paid the price for it.
- Baptists dissented from a state religion that claimed the right to determine what should be believed and how belief should be practiced.
late Middle English: from Latin dissentire 'differ in sentiment'.