dissent

All Noun Verb
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  • Info Dissent is a sentiment or philosophy of non-agreement or opposition to a prevailing idea (e.g., a government's policies) or an entity (e.g., an individual or political party which supports such policies). more...
  • When an organization has reached this taken-for-granted status, an organization is beyond dissent.
  • Many of the students opposed this approach, which caused dissent among the student body.
  • However, since the majority saw fit to find standing, his dissent continued.
  • The alternative to leaving the party was to mark themselves as dissenting party members.
  • Few members of the Church of England would dissent from such a position.
  • Justice Black further dissented from the majority by making two additional points.
  • The letter of the law could make the running of a dissenting academy difficult or impossible.
  • Dissent is essential to allow all points of view to be given and considered.
  • He attended a number of dissenting schools before taking up with a congregation.
  • Two members of the mission dissented from the group's report, however.
  • They would learn to take dissents for what they are worth. Cited from On Compromise, by John Morley
  • There is growing dissent about them as their influence on decisions is limited.
  • The decision had been made by three judges, of whom he was one, against two who dissented. Cited from The American Judiciary, by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD
  • Really, I don't know who could have dissented from that opinion. Cited from On the Choice of Books, by Thomas Carlyle
  • The order appeared to have the support of the full Court, since there were no noted dissents.
  • It is said that even within the monastery there are dissenting views about these events.
  • During those years, he wrote some thirty books in addition to his opinions and dissenting opinions.
  • One reason for the dissent is that often it may not be possible to determine the formation process.
  • Despite some dissent, the motion was passed on a voice vote.
  • He expressed that view again, citing dissents to that effect he had either written or joined.
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Meaning of dissent

  • noun (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
    he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion
  • noun A difference of opinion
  • verb Withhold assent
    Several Republicans dissented