Definition of "dissenting" []

  • To have a disagreement or withhold assent (verb)
  • To refuse to conform to the doctrines, beliefs, or practices of an established church, and to adhere to a different system of beliefs and practices (verb)
  • A difference of opinion (noun)
  • Separation from an established church; Nonconformism (noun)
  • The voicing of a minority opinion in announcing the decision on a case at law; dissenting judgment (noun)
  • Present participle of dissent. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dissenting" in a sentence
  • "Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson gave it vivid expression many years ago when he said, in dissenting from a free-speech decision he thought doctrinaire, that the Bill of Rights should not be made into a suicide pact."
  • "However, I disagree that he is an evil choice, that somehow Notre Dame is dissenting from the Catholic Church by selecting him."
  • "What began as an individual cri de coeur became an international movement working to protect anyone imprisoned for the expression of dissenting opinion."