v. i.1.To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; - followed by from.
[imp. & p. p. Dissented; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissenting.]
Opinions in which multitudes of men dissent from us.
- Addison.
2.(Eccl.) To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government.
3.To differ; to be of a contrary nature.
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.
2.(Eccl.) Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.
3.Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.
The dissent of the metals.
- Bacon.
Noun1.dissent - (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"
2.dissent - a difference of opinion
3.dissent - the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
Synonyms: protest, objection
Verb1.dissent - withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented"
acquiesce, assent, accede - to agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"
2.dissent - express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"
Synonyms: protest, resist
3.dissent - be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"

DISSENT, contracts. A disagreement to something which has been done. It is express or implied.
     2. The law presumes that every person to whom a conveyance has been made has given his assent to it, because it is supposed to be for his benefit. To rebut the presumption, his dissent must be expressed. Vide 4 Mason, R. 206; 11 Wheat. R. 78; 1 Binn. R. 502; 2 Binn. R. 174; 6 Binn. R. 338; 12 Mass. R. 456; 17 Mass. R. 552; 3 John. Ch. R. 261; 4 John. Ch. R. 136, 529; and dissent, and the authorities there cited.

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