- Present participle of dissent.
Variant of dissent
- to differ in belief or opinion; disagree: often with from
- to reject the doctrines and forms of an established church
Origin of dissentMiddle English dissenten ; from Classical Latin dissentire ; from dis-, apart + sentire, to feel, think: see send
the act of dissenting; specif.,
- the rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
- religious nonconformity