dissent


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dissent

1. Christianity separation from an established church; Nonconformism
2. the voicing of a minority opinion in announcing the decision on a case at law; dissenting judgment
References in classic literature ?
In politics for example it is easy to see the progress of dissent. The country is full of rebellion; the country is full of kings.
The same disposition to scrutiny and dissent appeared in civil, festive, neighborly, and domestic society.
When one speaks, the rest pay strict attention: when he is done, another assents by 'yes,' or dissents by 'no;' and then states his reasons, which are listened to with equal attention.
He gave no orders, but only assented to or dissented from what others suggested.
THE Football Association has long wanted to clean up the sport's image amid an alarming lack of respect towards match officials and dissent at all levels of the game.
SIN bins will be introduced for dissent in grassroots and youth football from the start of the new season, the Football Association has announced.
"Dissent is a key part of the game that needs to be tackled, and our pilot phase has proved that sin-bins work well.
AMATEUR footballers in the Coventry and Warwickshire area face being SINBINNED if they give dissent to an official this season, under new FA rules.
Some of the greatest legal principles that exist today had their origins in a dissent.
In what may be termed crucial to dissent, the apex court judge issued detailed reasoning behind promoting dissent in the hospital devolution case.
'Right to dissent is an essential factor that makes the tenure of a judge of an appellate court tolerable,' he quoted.
If by coincidence we have to, and it's not always to me that you have to dissent.