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dissident

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adjective dis·si·dent \-dənt\

Definition of dissident

  1. :  disagreeing especially with an established religious or political system, organization, or belief

dissident noun


Examples of dissident in a sentence

  1. <dissident elements within the Catholic Church>



Origin of dissident

Latin dissident-, dissidens, present participle of dissidēre to sit apart, disagree, from dis- + sedēre to sit — more at sit


First Known Use: 1769



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