|1.||to have a disagreement or withhold assent|
|2.||Christianity to refuse to conform to the doctrines, beliefs, or practices of an established church, and to adhere to a different system of beliefs and practices|
|3.||a difference of opinion|
|4.||Christianity separation from an established church; Nonconformism|
|5.||the voicing of a minority opinion in announcing the decision on a case at law; dissenting judgment|
|[C16: from Latin dissentīre to disagree, from |
"Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime." [Jacob Bronowski]Related: Dissented; dissenting.