dissenting opinion

noun Law.

(in appellate courts) an opinion filed by a judge who disagrees with the majority decision of a case.

Nearby words

  1. dissension,
  2. dissent,
  3. dissenter,
  4. dissenters,
  5. dissentient,
  6. dissentious,
  7. dissepiment,
  8. dissert,
  9. dissertate,
  10. dissertation

Also called dissent.

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