dissenter

[ dih-sen-ter ]
/ dɪˈsɛn tər /

noun

a person who dissents, as from an established church, political party, or majority opinion.
(sometimes initial capital letter) an English Protestant who dissents from the Church of England.

Nearby words

  1. disseminated tuberculosis,
  2. dissemination,
  3. disseminule,
  4. dissension,
  5. dissent,
  6. dissenters,
  7. dissentient,
  8. dissenting opinion,
  9. dissentious,
  10. dissepiment

Origin of dissenter

First recorded in 1630–40; dissent + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for dissenter

Dissenter

/ (dɪˈsɛntə) /

noun

Christianity, mainly British a Nonconformist or a person who refuses to conform to the established church
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Word Origin and History for dissenter

dissenter

n.

1630s, in 17c. especially of religions (with a capital D- from 1670s); agent noun from dissent.

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