Dissension meaning

dĭ-sĕn'shən
Difference of opinion; disagreement.
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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.

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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.
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An act of expressing dissent, especially spoken.
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Strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
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Origin of dissension

  • Middle English dissencioun from Old French dissension from Latin dissēnsiō dissēnsiōn- from dissēnsus past participle of dissentīre to dissent dissent
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French dissension, from Latin dissensio
    From Wiktionary