verb (used without object)
- disseminated sclerosis,
- disseminated tuberculosis,
- dissenting opinion,
Origin of dissent
Examples from the Web for dissented
The member of the three-judge panel who dissented from the majority decision, Terence T. Evans, “was right,” Judge Posner said.
If you dissented from those common assumptions, you found yourself in a pretty marginal place.
The three women of the court, along with Justice Stephen Breyer, dissented.Walmart Decision's Devastating Consequences for Women|Marcia D. Greenberger|June 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
While in the state Assembly, she dissented so often that a 41-to-1 vote was presumed to be “41-to-Angle.”
Dr. Arbuthnot appears from this to have dissented from the verdict of the jury by which Charteris was tried.The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2|Arthur Griffiths
Gregory had apparently made some statement from which the others—how many there were, I knew not—dissented.The Place of Dragons|William Le Queux
I had been pressing her to do something—a mere trifle—to which she dissented.Sir Jasper Carew|Charles James Lever
I shall here make a profession of faith which may shock some, offend others, and be dissented from by all.My Bondage and My Freedom|Frederick Douglass
Without expressly saying so, it was evident that she dissented from Mr. Reynolds' opinion.Helping Himself|Horatio Alger
Word Origin for dissent
early 15c., from Latin dissentire "differ in sentiments, disagree, be at odds, contradict, quarrel," from dis- "differently" (see dis-) + sentire "to feel, think" (see sense (n.)). Related: Dissented; dissenting. The noun is 1580s, from the verb.
Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime. [Jacob Bronowski "Science and Human Values," 1956]