Definition of dissension noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dissension

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//dɪˈsenʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsenʃn//
 
[uncountable](formal)
 
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disagreement between people or within a group dissension within the government Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin dissensio(n-), from the verb dissentire ‘differ in sentiment’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dissension