- Now Rare to differ with another's opinion; disagree
- to openly differ with or reject an official, esp. political, belief, procedure, etc.
- 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 rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
- religious nonconformity