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Definition of dissent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the fact of having or expressing opinions that are different from those that are officially accepted political/religious dissent Voices of dissent began to rise against the established authority in the 1950s and 1960s. Stability only exists in the country because dissent has been suppressed.
  2. 2[countable] a judge's statement giving reasons why he or she disagrees with a decision made by the other judges in a court case
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