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dissension

[dih-sen-shuh n] /dɪˈsɛn ʃən/
noun
1.
strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
2.
difference in sentiment or opinion; disagreement.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English dissenciun, dissensio(u)n < Anglo-French < Latin dissēnsiōn- (stem of dissēnsiō), equivalent to dissēns(us) (past participle of dissentīre; dissent- (see dissent) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion
Synonyms
1. strife. See quarrel1 .
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  • During the precious centuries the aristocracy suffered from political dissensions.
  • Of course, there would be internal dissensions, but such was of no great consequence.
British Dictionary definitions for dissensions

dissension

/dɪˈsɛnʃən/
noun
1.
disagreement, esp when leading to a quarrel
Word Origin
C13: from Latin dissēnsiō, from dissentīre to dissent
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Word Origin and History for dissensions

dissension

n.

early 14c., from Old French dissension (12c.) and directly from Latin dissensionem (nominative dissensio) "disagreement, difference of opinion, discord, strife," noun of action from past participle stem of dissentire "disagree" (see dissent).

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