dissenter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dissenter a person who dissents from some established policy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dissenter One who dissents; one who differs in opinion, or declares his disagreement.
    • Dissenter (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.""Robert Brown is said to have the first formal dissenter ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dissenter One who dissents; one who differs in opinion, or one who declares his disagreement.
    • n dissenter Specifically Eccles., one who refuses to accept the authority or doctrines, or conform to the ritual or usages, of an established church; a nonconformist: specifically applied in England to those who, while they agree with the Church of England (which is Episcopal) in many essential doctrines, differ from it on questions of church government, relation to the state, and rites and ceremonies. The word appears to have come into use in the seventeenth century as synonymous with nonconformist, although its equivalent may be said to have existed in Poland in the name dissident, a term which first appears in the acts of the Warsaw Confederation of 1573, and there denotes a Polish Protestant, in contradistinction to a member of the established Catholic Church. The name dissenter is not ordinarily given to the Episcopalians in Scotland, though they dissent from the Established Church of Scotland, which is Presbyterian.
    • n dissenter Synonyms Nonconformist, etc. See heretic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dissenter one who separates on conscientious grounds from the service and worship of an established church: a nonconformist
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Quotations

  • Hubert H. Humphrey
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    “Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.”
  • Jacob Bronowski
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    “Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    “May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”
  • J. William Fulbright
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    “In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects.”
  • William Hazlitt
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    “It is hard for any one to be an honest politician who is not born and bred a Dissenter.”
  • Archibald Macleish
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    “The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. dissentīre, dissensumdis, apart from, sentīre, to think.

Usage

In literature:

Justice Burton, speaking for himself and Justice Frankfurter, dissented.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
Among the later Dissenting writers, Robert Hall was my favorite.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
Defoe's "Shortest Way with the Dissenters" was first attributed to a High Churchman, but soon was recognised as the work of a Dissenter.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
Practical political dissent is imperatively demanded in the interests of patriotism and Christianity.
"The Covenants And The Covenanters" by Various
The trial of Sacheverel had excited a popular spirit of aversion to those who favoured the dissenters.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
In kindly dissent the second clerk shook his head, but the first would have it so.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
The immediate issue of this awakening was the organization of the Evangelical Dissenting Church.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
Why, then, do you support dissent?
"Tancred" by Benjamin Disraeli
If there are Dissenters, how should there be Catholics?
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
The other and better-known performance, 'The Shortest Way with the Dissenters,' seems really to have imposed upon some of his readers.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
I entirely dissent from that view.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
Dissent was dominant everywhere at the North.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Strangely enough, he seceded from the Dissenting body, while Mr. Wakefield joined it from the Church.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
Persecution was the means employed to repress dissent and defeat the end which the dissenters had in view.
"The Spirit of American Government" by J. Allen Smith
The competing group derides many a dissenter into conformity.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
His father wished to make a Dissenting teacher of him, and sent him to Morton's Academy, in Newington Green.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
I always thought that old body had a turn for Dissent.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Curse Dissenters, how I hate 'em!
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1." by Samuel Warren
The syndicalist dissents from this view.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
He's either mad or he's got into the hands of the Dissenters.
"Orientations" by William Somerset Maugham
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In poetry:

My dissent
Went throbbing up through him and from his lips
Became one sombre smile at my eclipse,
While I stood silent.
"Each Man Is Each" by E J Rupert Atkinson
I trace your lines of argument;
Your logic linked and strong
I weigh as one who dreads dissent,
And fears a doubt as wrong.
"The Eternal Goodness" by John Greenleaf Whittier
They loved each other all their lives,
Dissent they never knew,
And, stranger still, their very wives
Were rather friendly too.
"Damon vs. Pythias" by William Schwenck Gilbert
We meet to-day as ne'er before,
To greet a pastor of our choice,
Without a single jarring note,
And without one dissenting voice.
"Hymn" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Save in their "case," with High and Low,
Small need has he to grapple!
Without dissent he still can go
To his accustomed "Chapel,"
"The Happy Printer" by Henry Austin Dobson
Soon as the story reached its end,
One, over eager to commend,
Crowned it with injudicious praise;
And then the voice of blame found vent,
And fanned the embers of dissent
Into a somewhat lively blaze.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. Interlude II. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

The day of Eliot Spitzer's ignominious resignation, I reread one of the most splenetic dissents in the recent history of the Supreme Court: the jeremiad Antonin Scalia wrote in response to the Lawrence v. Texas ruling that legalized sodomy.
MOSCOW — Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor.
Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor.
MOSCOW (AP) — Adding to fears that the Kremlin aims to stifle dissent, Russians now live under a new law expanding the definition of treason so broadly that critics say it could be used to call anyone who bucks the government a traitor.
Liberal bias or not, it's always a slippery slope from fact-checking to fact interpretation and labeling dissenting analysis a lie.
Mr Mubarak's late concessions only further angered a public already in the throes of dissent.
Body to oversee development of $1 billion project passes with only three dissenting votes More.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is declining to criticize Egypt's draft constitution despite spirited internal debate over whether the document adequately protects women, religious minorities and dissenting voices.
The Obama administration is declining to criticize Egypt's draft constitution despite spirited internal debate over whether the document adequately protects women, religious minorities and dissenting voices.
T he Obama administration is declining to criticize Egypt's draft constitution despite spirited internal debate over whether the document adequately protects women, religious minorities and dissenting voices.
Hand it to those who dare dissent.
High stakes gambit by Snyder, GOP is betting economic gains trump dissent, conflict, division.
ESPN's First Take And Manufactured Dissent .
The favorable decision didn't come without a substantial sampling of dissent.
As board members dissent, residents voice disapproval over squabbles.
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In science:

Among others, let us point out the fact that, in the glass phase, the high frequency dynamics can be understood in the framework of the harmonic approximation (see however the work on soft-potentials for a dissenting view).
Vibrations in glasses and Euclidean Random Matrix theory
Though it is considered to be a massless particle of spin 1 and 2 helicity states (as proved later for any massless particle with spin by Wigner), it is interesting to note that there had been different dissenting views with the photon being endowed with a small mass.
Evidence for a photon mass
Collaborative budgeting is made difficult by confounding factors such as party affiliation, ignorance of important, hardto-find facts, and mis-communication between dissenting participants.
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
While there exist dissenting views 8 , it seems fair to state that consensus is growing that the ground state of solid 4He is commensurate, i.e., free of point defects, and non-superfluid.
Supersolid phases of cold atom assemblies
Experts can consent or dissent to the local causal structure and perhaps the global equilibrium.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
However, it has been shown meanwhile by a simple scaling argument, that these special solutions found in the minisuperspace models have no direct counterpart in 4-dimensional supergravity because there states in the empty and filled sectors cannot exist (for a dissenting opinion see ).
Supersymmetric minisuperspace with non-vanishing fermion number
For multi-scale problems, however, such as pp → Z/W + n jets, there are several a priori equally good choices available, from the lowest to the highest QCD scales that can be constructed from the final-state momenta, usually with several dissenting groups of theorists arguing over which particular choice is best.
QCD for Collider Physics
For multi-scale problems, however, such as pp → Z/W + n jets, there are several a priori equally good choices available, from the lowest to the highest QCD scales that can be constructed from the final-state momenta, usually with several dissenting groups of theorists arguing over which particular choice is best.
Introduction to QCD
Setting a proper rest frame is of special importance since outflows in quasars are suggested by the detection of blueshifted absorption or emission components of spectral lines if shifts are interpreted as due to Doppler effect (for a dissenting view see ).
Quasar Outflows in the 4D Eigenvector 1 Context
Bissantz et al. 1996 for a dissenting view).
Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe
Whilst the current majority view seems to be that a Bell inequality violation can be understood as proof of an inescapable nonlocality in nature, there still exist a good number of vociferous dissenters to this viewpoint.
Correlation between measured and unmeasured quantities in quantum mechanics, locality, and the legitimacy of counterfactual reasoning
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