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Meaning of “dissent” in the English Dictionary

"dissent" in British English

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dissentnoun [U]

uk   us   /dɪˈsent/ formal
a ​strongdifference of ​opinion on a ​particularsubject, ​especially about an ​officialsuggestion or ​plan or a ​popularbelief: 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 ​refereefailed to ​award United a ​penalty.

dissentverb [I]

uk   us   /dɪˈsent/ formal
to ​disagree with other ​people about something: Anyone ​wishing to dissent from the ​motion should now ​raisetheirhand.
dissenting
adjective uk   /-ˈsen.tɪŋ/  us   /-ˈsen.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/
strongdifference of ​opinion; ​disagreement esp. about ​officialdecisions: There was very little ​room for dissent or different ​points of ​view. law A dissent is also a ​legalopinion 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 ​legalopinion in a ​court that ​differs from the ​opinion of most of the other ​judges of the ​court: A ​staunchconservative, he ​frequently dissented from the court’s ​majorityopinion.
(Definition of dissent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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