Associations to the word «Dissent»


DISSENT, verb. (intransitive) To disagree; to withhold assent. Construed with from (or, formerly, to).
DISSENT, verb. (intransitive) To differ from, especially in opinion, beliefs, etc.
DISSENT, verb. (obsolete) To be different; to have contrary characteristics.
DISSENT, noun. Disagreement with the ideas, doctrines, decrees, etc. of a political party, government or religion.
DISSENT, noun. An act of disagreeing with, or deviating from, the views and opinions of those holding authority.
DISSENT, noun. (Anglo-American common law) A separate opinion filed in a case by judges who disagree with the outcome of the majority of the court in that case
DISSENT, noun. (sports) A violation that arises when disagreement with an official call is expressed in an inappropriate manner such as foul language, rude gestures, of failure to comply.

Dictionary definition

DISSENT, noun. (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion".
DISSENT, noun. A difference of opinion.
DISSENT, noun. The act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent.
DISSENT, verb. Withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented".
DISSENT, verb. Express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country".
DISSENT, verb. Be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions".

Wise words

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.