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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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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