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dissident

[dis-i-duh nt] /ˈdɪs ɪ dənt/
noun
1.
a person who dissents.
adjective
2.
disagreeing or dissenting, as in opinion or attitude:
a ban on dissident magazines.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin dissident- (stem of dissidēns, present participle of dissidēre to sit apart), equivalent to dis- dis-1 + -sid- (combining form of sed- sit) + -ent- -ent
Related forms
dissidently, adverb
antidissident, noun, adjective
nondissident, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anti dissident

dissident

/ˈdɪsɪdənt/
adjective
1.
disagreeing; dissenting
noun
2.
a person who disagrees, esp one who disagrees with the government
Derived Forms
dissidence, noun
dissidently, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dissidēre to be remote from, from dis-1 + sedēre to sit
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Word Origin and History for anti dissident
dissident
1530s, from L. dissidentem (nom. dissidens), prp. of dissidere "to be remote, disagree, be removed from," lit. "to sit apart," from dis- "apart" + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). The noun in the political sense first used 1940, with rise of totalitarian systems, especially with ref. to the Soviet Union. The noun is first recorded 1766, in allusion to Protestants.
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