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DISSENT, v.i. [L., to think.]

1. To disagree in opinion; to differ; to think in a different or contrary manner; with from. There are many opinions in which men dissent from us, as they dissent from each other.

2. To differ from an established church, in regard to doctrines, rites or government.

3. To differ; to be of a contrary nature. [Less proper.]



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DISSENT, v.i. [L., to think.]

1. To disagree in opinion; to differ; to think in a different or contrary manner; with from. There are many opinions in which men dissent from us, as they dissent from each other.

2. To differ from an established church, in regard to doctrines, rites or government.

3. To differ; to be of a contrary nature. [Less proper.]

DIS-SENT', n.

  1. Difference of opinion; disagreement.
  2. Declaration of disagreement in opinion; as, they entered their dissent on the journals of the house.
  3. Contrariety of nature; opposite quality. [Not in use.] – Bacon.

DIS-SENT', v.i. [L. dissensio; dis and sentio, to think.]

  1. To disagree in opinion; to differ; to think in a different or contrary manner; with from. There are many opinions in which men dissent from us, as they dissent from each other.
  2. To differ from an established church, in regard to doctrines, rites or government.
  3. To differ; to be of a contrary nature. [Less proper.] – Hooker.

Dis*sent"
  1. To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from.

    The bill passed . . . without a dissenting voice. Hallam.

    Opinions in which multitudes of men dissent from us. Addison.

  2. The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.

    The dissent of no small number [of peers] is frequently recorded. Hallam.

  3. To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government.
  4. Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.

    It is the dissidence of dissent and the protestantism of the Protestant religion. Burke.

  5. To differ; to be of a contrary nature.

    Hooker.
  6. Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality.

    [Obs.]

    The dissent of the metals. Bacon.

    Syn. -- Disagreement; variance; difference; nonconcurrence; nonconformity.

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Dissent

DISSENT, verb intransitive [Latin , to think.]

1. To disagree in opinion; to differ; to think in a different or contrary manner; with from. There are many opinions in which men dissent from us, as they dissent from each other.

2. To differ from an established church, in regard to doctrines, rites or government.

3. To differ; to be of a contrary nature. [Less proper.]

DISSENT, noun

1. Difference of opinion; disagreement.

2. Declaration of disagreement in opinion; as, they entered their dissent on the journals of the house.

3. Contrariety of nature; opposite quality. [Not in use.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

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