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dissentnoun [U]

uk   /dɪˈsent/ us   /dɪˈsent/ formal
a strong difference of opinion on a particular subject, especially about an official suggestion or plan or a popular belief: When the time came to approve the proposal, there were one or two voices of dissent.
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in sports such as football and rugby, the offence of disagreeing with a decision made by a referee : Rooney was booked for dissent after the referee failed to award United a penalty.

dissentverb [I]

uk   /dɪˈsent/ us   /dɪˈsent/ formal
to disagree with other people about something: Anyone wishing to dissent from the motion should now raise their hand.
dissenting
adjective uk   /dɪˈsen.tɪŋ/ us   /dɪˈsen.t̬ɪŋ/ formal
There was only one dissenting voice (= one person who disagreed).
(Definition of dissent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dissentnoun [U]

us   /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.

dissentverb [I]

us   /dɪˈsent/ law
(of a judge) to offer a legal opinion in a court that differs from the opinion of most of the other judges of the court: A staunch conservative, he frequently dissented from the court’s majority opinion.
(Definition of dissent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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