dissident

adjective dis·si·dent \ -dənt \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of dissident

: disagreeing especially with an established religious or political system, organization, or belief
  • dissident elements in the armed forces

dissident

noun

Examples of dissident in a Sentence

  1. dissident elements within the Catholic Church

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Origin and Etymology of dissident

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



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