adjective, often capitalized
dis·​sent·​ing | \ di-ˈsen-tiŋ How to pronounce dissenting (audio) \

Definition of dissenting

: of or relating to the English Nonconformists a dissenting church dissenting merchants

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Examples of dissenting in a Sentence

dissenting views were ruthlessly suppressed under the dictatorship
Recent Examples on the Web Kling cast the lone dissenting vote in approving the overall changes to the council bylaws. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, 9 July 2021 Seren cast the sole dissenting vote against the memorandum for Start Right, saying the CDC is asking for $250,000 from the city to aid in the project, as well as upward of $300,000 in down-payment assistance for buyers. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 29 June 2021 In February, Jimenez was the sole dissenting vote to the Alden sale on the seven-member Tribune Publishing board. Robert Channick, sun-sentinel.com, 25 May 2021 In February, Jimenez was the sole dissenting vote to the Alden sale on the seven-member Tribune Publishing board. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, 25 May 2021 Petersburg, cast the sole dissenting vote in the Senate. Gray Rohrer, sun-sentinel.com, 18 May 2021 Supervisor Katrina Foley cast the sole dissenting vote. Kiera Feldman, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2021 The City Council voted 12-1 on Wednesday to approve the payouts, with Councilman Joe Buscaino casting the sole dissenting vote. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2021 Thousands of Utah state employees have been working from home for months during the pandemic and, under a bill that cleared the Legislature without a single dissenting vote, more will be asked to do so on bad air days. Marina Mcnairy, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of dissenting

1644, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dissenting was in 1644

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22 Jul 2021

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“Dissenting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissenting. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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