dissenter


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dis·sent·er

 (dĭ-sĕn′tər)
n.
1. One who dissents: political dissenters.
2. often Dissenter One who refuses to accept the doctrines or usages of an established or a national church, especially a Protestant who dissents from the Church of England.

dissenter

(dɪˈsɛntə)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (also capital) Christianity chiefly Brit a Nonconformist or a person who refuses to conform to the established church

dis•sent•er

(dɪˈsɛn tər)

n.
1. a person who dissents, as from an established church or political party.
2. (sometimes cap.) a person who dissents from the Church of England.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissenter - a person who dissents from some established policydissenter - a person who dissents from some established policy
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
conscientious objector, CO - one who refuses to serve in the armed forces on grounds of conscience
recusant, nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct
political dissident - a dissenter from political orthodoxy
NIMBY - someone who objects to siting something in their own neighborhood but does not object to it being sited elsewhere; an acronym for not in my backyard

dissenter

noun objector, dissident, nonconformist, protestant, disputant They do not tolerate dissenters in their ranks.

dissenter

noun
A person who dissents from the doctrine of an established church:
Translations

dissenter

[dɪˈsentəʳ] N (Pol, Rel) → disidente mf

dissenter

[dɪˈsɛntər] ncontestataire mf

dissenter

nAbweichler(in) m(f); (Eccl also) → Dissenter m

dissenter

[dɪˈsɛntəʳ] n (Rel, Pol) → dissidente m/f
References in classic literature ?
Viewing their religious liberties here, as held only by sufferance, yet bound to them by all the ties of conviction, and by all their sufferings for them, could they forbear to look upon every dissenter among themselves with a jealous eye?
I don't see why you should have been so surprised because I was a dissenter.
But now he may be no better than a Dissenter, and want to push aside my son on pretence of doctrine.
Then I have no doubt,' said Mrs Nickleby, 'that it was with him my great-grandfather went to school; for I know the master of his school was a dissenter, and that would, in a great measure, account for the Cock-lane Ghost's behaving in such an improper manner to the clergyman when he grew up.
Indeed I have little doubt,' said Flora, running on with astonishing speed, and pointing her conversation with nothing but commas, and very few of them, 'that you are married to some Chinese lady, being in China so long and being in business and naturally desirous to settle and extend your connection nothing was more likely than that you should propose to a Chinese lady and nothing was more natural I am sure than that the Chinese lady should accept you and think herself very well off too, I only hope she's not a Pagodian dissenter.
besides several compositions in prose, purporting to be dialogues between the Emperor of China and an oyster, or the Archbishop of Canterbury and a dissenter on the subject of church-rates, but all having the same moral, namely, that the reader must make haste to Jarley's, and that children and servants were admitted at half-price.
A peasant would run away, a fashionable dissenter would run away, the flunkey of another man's thought, for you've only to show him the end of your little finger and he'll be ready to believe in anything for the rest of his life.
Thus Dissenters were ineligible; they could not run if asked, they could not serve if elected.
There was no competition in it at present; the Church-people had their own grocer and draper; the Dissenters had theirs; and the two or three butchers found a ready market for their joints without strict reference to religious persuasion--except that the rector's wife had given a general order for the veal sweet- breads and the mutton kidneys, while Mr.
Aye, aye; but he's none so fond o' your dissenters, for all that.
The divines of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States commonly call other denominations Dissenters, though there never was an established church in their own country!
There was a party in the Church which would very willingly have seen the Nonconformists or Dissenters persecuted.