dissentient


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dis·sen·tient

 (dĭ-sĕn′shənt)
adj.
Dissenting, especially from the sentiment or policies of a majority.
n.
A dissenter.

dis·sen′tience n.

dissentient

(dɪˈsɛnʃənt)
adj
dissenting, esp from the opinion of the majority
n
a dissenter
disˈsentience, disˈsentiency n
disˈsentiently adv

dis•sen•tient

(dɪˈsɛn ʃənt)

adj.
1. dissenting, esp. from the opinion of the majority.
n.
2. a person who dissents.
[1615–25; < Latin]
dis•sen′tience, dis•sen′tien•cy, n.
dis•sen′tient•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissentient - (of Catholics) refusing to attend services of the Church of England
unorthodox - breaking with convention or tradition; "an unorthodox lifestyle"
2.dissentient - disagreeing, especially with a majority
negative - expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
Translations

dissentient

[dɪˈsenʃɪənt] (frm)
A. ADJ = dissenting
B. Ndisidente mf
References in classic literature ?
There was not a dissentient voice on the subject, either when Mrs.
He smiled much less; when he said "Exactly" it was more often an introduction to a dissentient opinion than in those submissive bachelor days; and Dorothea found to her surprise that she had to resolve not to be afraid of him--all the more because he was really her best friend.
The other dissentient was a young child, who squalled at the fullest stretch of his lungs, and babbled some unintelligible nonsense about a pumpkin.
This joke satisfied some of those who had resisted Monk's first deduction drawn from the neighborhood of Lambert's army; the number of the dissentients diminished greatly; the guard took their posts, the patrols began, and the general continued his frugal repast beneath his open tent.
In exchange for her freedom, she had the sad consolation of having the state exclude, at least so far as the law went, all heretical or dissentient communions.
They are weaker than conventions because they are not enforceable according to international law;[241 for this reason, the word 'should' instead of 'would' is found in the declaration [25] Nevertheless, the fact that the general assembly of the UN unanimously accepted the instrument with its universal aim, without any notated dissentient vote, reserves or qualifications, means the value of the instrument is not merely symbolic.
One of the most famous dissentient judgements in support of civil liberties was given in a case in the highest court in England during World War II.
It may make the difference between its decision whether to remain within the broader liberal society, perhaps liberalizing its views and practices or perhaps maintaining its position as a dissentient group, but one situated within the liberal circle (194)--or to retreat, to become more illiberal, and to cut off productive ties of commerce, communion, and conversation.
64) Sub-section 93(3) reads: 'Where in any Province a System of Separate or Dissentient Schools exists by Law at the Union or is thereafter established by the Legislature of the Province, an Appeal shall lie to the Governor General in Council from any Act or Decision of any Provincial Authority affecting any Right or Privilege of the Protestant or Roman Catholic Minority of the Queen's Subjects in relation to Education.
However, such a dissentient voice looks more or less solitary among the generally laudatory responses at the time, and subsequent accounts of the film tend to bolster its initially high reputation.
I never heard a dissentient voice in all the comments and I'm sure those certificates will stand on many mantelpieces in years to come.
For example, s 93(3) of the Constitution Act, 1867 (UK), 30 & 31 Vict, c 3, reprinted in RSC 1985, App II, No 5 [Constitution Act, 1867], provides that: "[w]here in any Province a System of Separate or Dissentient Schools exists by Law at the Union or is thereafter established by the Legislature of the Province, an Appeal shall lie to the Governor General in Council from any Act or Decision of any Provincial Authority affecting any Right or Privilege of the Protestant or Roman Catholic Minority of the Queen's Subjects in relation to Education.