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dissent

[disent′]
Etymology: L, dis + sentire, to feel
1 v, to differ in belief or opinion; to disagree.
2 n, (in law) a statement written by a judge who disagrees with the decision of the majority of the court. The dissent states explicit reasons for the contrary opinion. dissenting, adj.
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The Abrahamic religions are not to blame for dissension, unrest or conflicts, the Sheikh believes.
It was clear to Jones, a successful boys' basketball coach in Oregon during the 1990s, that Quartz Hill had as much talent as it had dissension.
But the body count is high, the casino is in ruins, and dissension among the five thieves leads to betrayal, chaos and greed.
This is one source of distraction and dissension that the Trojans seem to have perfected.
Unfortunately, inner dissension, the political ambitions of the Ukrainian nobility, and the relentless political incursions of Russia and Poland did not promise lasting success to the heroic efforts of these saintly bishops, especially since the dissenting opposition had convoked an anti-synod.
Aside from the potential for damage awards, employers face significant additional costs, both tangible and intangible, including their own attorney's fees, bad publicity, disruption and dissension in the workplace, and distraction from the day-to-day duties of running the business.
While the dissension adds uncertainty to the union-wide vote, many educators said they doubt rank-and-file members will follow the more outspoken union leaders.
During Friday sermons, imams called for immediate and frequent meetings between influential figures in the Bahraini society to avert further dissension and set up rational dialogue.
OAKLAND - The Angels insist there is no dissension in the ranks, but Casey Kotchman does not seem pleased that Adam Kennedy (Cal State Northridge) aired him out on the bench Friday night.
Our constitutions unite us when there is dissension, give us strength when attacked and provide us common beliefs that form our social compact.
He also expressed his strong rejection of any foreign interference in the kingdom's internal affairs, asserting that any acts aiming to distabilize the kingdom and sow dissension between its citizens represent a dangerous encroachment on the whole GCC security and stability.
And I would say to everyone else that they should honor Larry Tisch because he has never received the praise he truly deserves for taking the leadership of a company eight years ago that was deep with dissension and failure, and by concentrating ferociously on its core business, brought it back to the place of leadership it had historically enjoyed.