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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISSENTER, n.
1. One who dissents; one who differs in opinion, or one who declares his disagreement.
2. One who separates from the service and worship of any established church. The word is in England particularly applied to those who separate from, or who do not unite with, the church of England.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a person who dissents from some established policy [syn: dissenter, dissident, protester, objector, contestant]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1639 1. one that dissents 2. capitalized an English Nonconformist

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person who dissents. 2 (Dissenter) Brit. a member of a non-established church; a Nonconformist.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dissenter Dis*sent"er, n. 1. One who dissents; one who differs in opinion, or declares his disagreement. 2. (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. --Burke. Robert Brown is said to have the first formal dissenter. --Shipley. Note: ``The word is commonly applied only to Protestants. The Roman Catholics are generally referred to as a distinct class.'' --Brande & C.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(dissenters) Dissenters are people who say that they do not agree with something that other people agree with or that is official policy. The Party does not tolerate dissenters in its ranks. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Non-conformist, sectary, dissident.

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