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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 same disposition to scrutiny and dissent appeared in civil, festive, neighborly, and domestic society.
Protestantism sat at ease, unmindful of schisms, careless of proselytism: Dissent was an inheritance along with a superior pew and a business connection; and Churchmanship only wondered contemptuously at Dissent as a foolish habit that clung greatly to families in the grocery and chandlering lines, though not incompatible with prosperous wholesale dealing.
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.
Synopsis: "Dissent: The History of an American Idea" examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States.
THE reform Bills on auctioning of coal and minerals may clear the Rajya Sabha hurdle with the majority in the two Select Committees making no changes in them although some Opposition members have expressed dissent.
Subsequent sections examine (i) the relationship between the annual number of dissents per meeting and current inflation and unemployment rates, (ii) the reasons for dissents provided in official Committee records, and (iii) the differences between Federal Reserve governors and Reserve Bank presidents in the direction of policy dissents--that is, the tendency to dissent in favor of "tighter" or "easier" policies than those adopted by the majority.
High profile resignations from companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Chesapeake Energy suggest that shareholder dissent eventually leads to targeted directors departing from the board.
Instead, this paper provides a critique of the orthodoxy in the existing literature to advocate absolutely either for or against the publication of judicial dissent.
The resurgence of dissent in town halls, on street corners, and in public parks brings new promise for improved democratic life and citizen participation, says Stitzlein (education, U.
Beyond Obedience and Abandonment: Toward a Theory of Dissent in Catholic Education
8) Relying on Justice Stevens's initial dissent, Justice Breyer reiterated that there exists a substantial body of evidence that independent corporate political expenditures are likely to lead to fraud and corruption--a finding that directly contradicts the majority opinion in Citizens United.
Shutting Down the Streets offers a fresh perspective on the dynamics of protest policing and the control of dissent generally based on the three authors' experience in 20 anti-globalization demonstrations between 1999 and 2009.