- The act of refusing to give approval or agreement
- The state of having a differing view or belief
- A disagreement or conflict in views or opinions
- Refers to a judge or a group of judges with a contrasting viewpoint in a legal case
- If the board members dissent, the decision is held off until the next meeting.
- The lawyer's dissent towards the presented evidence was apparent in the courtroom.
- The case had a strong dissent in the jury, making consensus difficult to reach.