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dissension

[ dih-sen-shuhn ]
/ dɪˈsɛn ʃən /
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noun
strong disagreement; a contention or quarrel; discord.
difference in sentiment or opinion; disagreement.
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Origin of dissension

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English dissenciun, dissensio(u)n, from Anglo-French, from Latin dissēnsiōn- (stem of dissēnsiō), equivalent to dissēns(us) (past participle of dissentīre; dissent- (see dissent) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

synonym study for dissension

1. See quarrel1.
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British Dictionary definitions for dissension

dissension
/ (dɪˈsɛnʃən) /

noun
disagreement, esp when leading to a quarrel

Word Origin for dissension

C13: from Latin dissēnsiō, from dissentīre to dissent
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