Dis*sent", n. 1. The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.
The dissent of no small number [of peers] is frequently recorded.Hallam.
(Eccl.) Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.
It is the dissidence of dissent and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.Burke.
3. Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.
The dissent of the metals.Bacon.
Syn. -- Disagreement; variance; difference; nonconcurrence; nonconformity.
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