Origin of dissensionMiddle English dissencion from Old French dissension from Classical Latin dissensio from dissensus, past participle of dissentire: see dissent
Dissension is defined as a difference of opinion.
An example of a dissension is the report of the Supreme Court justices who were against a majority decision.
a difference of opinion; disagreement or, esp., discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling, as within a group [dissension among party members]: often in dissension in the ranks, dissatisfaction with those in authority
Difference of opinion; disagreement. See Synonyms at conflict.
Origin of dissensionMiddle English dissencioun from Old French dissension from Latin dissēnsiō dissēnsiōn- from dissēnsus past participle of dissentīre 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
- As events proved, it was the budget which was to provide a cause of dissension, bringing a new political movement into being, and an issue overriding all the legislative interest of the session.
- 1834), after a protracted period of anarchy and dissension, which broke out on the death in A.D.
- The difference may be compared to the dissension between the Greek and the Latin Churches; but it had perhaps more of the nature of a political difference.
- The newly founded state did not at once become powerful: it was weakened by internal dissension and lacked the stability of a united and well-organized community.
- The legislatures of Massachusetts and Connecticut approved of these proposed amendments and sent commissioners to Washington to urge their adoption, but before their arrival the war had closed, and not only did the amendments fail to receive the approval of any other state, but the legislatures of nine states expressed their disapproval of the Hartford Convention itself, some charging it with sowing "seeds of dissension and disunion."