• To disagree; to withhold assent. Construed with from (or, formerly, to).
  • To differ from, especially in opinion, beliefs, etc.
  • To be different; to have contrary characteristics.


  • Disagreement with the ideas, doctrines, decrees, etc. of a political party, government or religion.
  • An act of disagreeing with, or deviating from, the views and opinions of those holding authority.
  • A separate opinion filed in a case by judges who disagree with the outcome of the majority of the court in that case
  • A violation that arises when disagreement with an official call is expressed in an inappropriate manner such as foul language, rude gestures, or failure to comply.


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  • Early 1400s, from Latin dissentire "differ in sentiments, disagree, be at odds, contradict, quarrel," from dis- + sentire (see sense).

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