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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·sent /dɪˈsɛnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·sent v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dissented; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissenting.]
 1. To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from.
    The bill passed . . . without a dissenting voice.   --Hallam.
    Opinions in which multitudes of men dissent from us.   --Addison.
 2. Eccl. To differ from an established church in regard to doctrines, rites, or government.
 3. To differ; to be of a contrary nature.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·sent, n.
 1. The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or disagreement.
    The dissent of no small number [of peers] is frequently recorded.   --Hallam.
 2. Eccl. Separation from an established church, especially that of England; nonconformity.
    It is the dissidence of dissent and the protestantism of the Protestant religion.   --Burke.
 3. Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality. [Obs.]
    The dissent of the metals.   --Bacon.
 Syn: -- Disagreement; variance; difference; nonconcurrence; nonconformity.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the
           majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary
      2: a difference of opinion
      3: the act of protesting; a public (often organized)
         manifestation of dissent [syn: protest, objection]
      v 1: withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented" [ant: assent]
      2: express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the
         laws of the country" [syn: protest, resist]
      3: be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees
         with her husband on many questions" [syn: disagree, differ,
          take issue] [ant: agree]