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English definition of “dissent”

dissent

noun [U]    /dɪˈsent/
strong difference of opinion; disagreement esp. about official decisions: There was very little room for dissent or different points of view. law A dissent is also a legal opinion by a judge in a court that differs from the opinion of most of the other judges of the court.
(Definition of dissent noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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