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dissenter

[dih-sen-ter] /dɪˈsɛn tər/
noun
1.
a person who dissents, as from an established church, political party, or majority opinion.
2.
(sometimes initial capital letter) an English Protestant who dissents from the Church of England.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; dissent + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for dissenter

Dissenter

/dɪˈsɛntə/
noun
1.
(Christianity, mainly Brit) a Nonconformist or a person who refuses to conform to the established church
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Word Origin and History for dissenter
n.

1630s, in 17c. especially of religions (with a capital D- from 1670s); agent noun from dissent.

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