dissenting opinion

noun Law.
(in appellate courts) an opinion filed by a judge who disagrees with the majority decision of a case.
Also called dissent.
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Two answers have emerged in the past century or so-a majority answer and a dissenting opinion.
Sometimes, when one of the commissioners disagrees with the other two, that commissioner may write a dissenting opinion.
Members did not support the inclusion of a dissenting opinion, either as an attachment or on the website.
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