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Dictionary definition for: Dissent

1. (n) (law) the difference of one judge''s opinion from that of the majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"

2. (v) withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented"

3. (n) a difference of opinion

4. (v) express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"

5. (n) the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

6. (v) be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!" "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

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