Latin dissentire, apart from thinking or feeling -- to differ in belief or opinion (disagree); to reject the doctrines and forms of an established church (religious nonconformity). Traditionally, a dissenter is a Protestant who refuses to accept the doctrines and forms of the Established Church in England or Scotland.
An opinion given by a judge in a case which differs from that given by the majority of the court. A dissent typically points out the deficiencies of the majority position and states reasons for arriving at a different conclusion.
level: Introductory (1) [ order by level] The opinion of the minority judges in a court case. While such opinions obviously are not controlling, their reasoning is often used as a "beachhead" in later cases when the Court decides to reverse a previous court decision.
a declaration on the part of one or more members of a minority, expressing a different opinion from the majority in its action on any issue before the court, and may be accompanied with the reasons on which it is founded
Dissent is a sentiment or philosophy of non-agreement or opposition to an idea (eg. a government's policies) or an entity (eg. an individual or political party which supports such policies). Antonyms include agreement, consensus and consent.
Dissent is a quarterly of politics, culture and social thought edited by Mitchell Cohen and Michael Walzer. It was founded in 1954 by a group of New York Intellectuals that included Irving Howe, Lewis A. Coser, and Meyer Schapiro.
The Constitution of Michigan guarantees the right of a member "to dissent from and protest against any act, proceeding or resolution which he deems injurious to any person or the public, and have the reason for his dissent entered in the journal." A no vote explanation is a form of dissent.
A full featured cross platform multimedia player/application. Supports audio and video files/streams, RSS feeds, Podcasts and contains a simple web browser. Dissent also integrates services from various organizations such as Amnesty International.