An example of a dissension is the report of the Supreme Court justices who were against a majority decision.
Origin of dissensionMiddle English dissencion ; from Old French dissension ; from Classical Latin dissensio ; from dissensus, past participle of dissentire: see dissent
Origin of dissensionMiddle English dissencioun, from Old French dissension, from Latin diss&emacron;nsi&omacron;, diss&emacron;nsi&omacron;n-, from diss&emacron;nsus, past participle of dissent&imacron;re, to dissent; see dissent.
(countable and uncountable, plural dissensions)
- An act of expressing dissent, especially spoken.
- Strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
From Old French dissension, from Latin dissensio