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

 dis·sent·er /dɪˈsɛntɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·sent·er n.
 1. One who dissents; one who differs in opinion, or declares his disagreement.
 2. Eccl. One who separates from the service and worship of an established church; especially, one who disputes the authority or tenets of the Church of England; a nonconformist.
    Dissenters from the establishment of their several countries.   --Burke.
    Robert Brown is said to have the first formal dissenter.   --Shipley.
 Note:“The word is commonly applied only to Protestants. The Roman Catholics are generally referred to as a distinct class.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a person who dissents from some established policy [syn: dissident,
           protester, objector, contestant]