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 for dissent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dissent \Dis*sent"\, n.
     1. The act of dissenting; difference of opinion; refusal to
        adopt something proposed; nonagreement, nonconcurrence, or
        disagreement.
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              The dissent of no small number [of peers] is
              frequently recorded.                  --Hallam.
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     2. (Eccl.) Separation from an established church, especially
        that of England; nonconformity.
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              It is the dissidence of dissent and the
              protestantism of the Protestant religion. --Burke.
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     3. Contrariety of nature; diversity in quality. [Obs.]
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              The dissent of the metals.            --Bacon.
  
     Syn: Disagreement; variance; difference; nonconcurrence;
          nonconformity.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dissent \Dis*sent"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dissented; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Dissenting.] [L. dissentire, dissentum; dis- +
     sentire to feel, think. See Sense.]
     1. To differ in opinion; to be of unlike or contrary
        sentiment; to disagree; -- followed by from.
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              The bill passed . . . without a dissenting voice.
                                                    --Hallam.
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              Opinions in which multitudes of men dissent from us.
                                                    --Addison.
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     2. (Eccl.) To differ from an established church in regard to
        doctrines, rites, or government.
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     3. To differ; to be of a contrary nature. --Hooker.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dissent
      n 1: (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of
           the majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary
           opinion"
      2: a difference of opinion
      3: the act of protesting; a public (often organized)
         manifestation of dissent [syn: protest, objection,
         dissent]
      v 1: withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented" [ant:
           accede, acquiesce, assent]
      2: express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the
         laws of the country" [syn: protest, resist, dissent]
      3: be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees
         with her husband on many questions" [syn: disagree,
         differ, dissent, take issue] [ant: agree, concord,
         concur, hold]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  386 Moby Thesaurus words for "dissent":
     Evangelicalism, Protestantism, Reform, Zwinglianism, abnegation,
     aggressiveness, agree to differ, agree to disagree, antagonism,
     antipathy, apostasy, argumentation, averseness, aversion, backlash,
     backwardness, balk, ban, be at cross-purposes, be at variance,
     be in dissent, be unmoved, be unwilling, beef, beefing, beg off,
     beg to differ, bellicosity, belligerence, bellyache, bellyaching,
     bickering, bitch, bitching, blackball, blackballing, boggle, break,
     break bounds, break off, break step, break up,
     categorically reject, challenge, clash, clashing, collide,
     collision, combative reaction, combativeness, complain,
     complain loudly, complaining, complaint, conflict, confront,
     confutation, contend with, contention, contentiousness, contradict,
     contradiction, contraposition, contrariety, contrast, controversy,
     counter, counteraction, counterposition, counterworking,
     crankiness, crotchetiness, cursoriness, declension, declination,
     declinature, decline, decline to accept, declining, defiance,
     demur, denial, departure, deprivation, destructive criticism,
     deviation, differ, difference, differentiate, dim view, disaccord,
     disaccordance, disagree, disagree with, disagreement, disallow,
     disallowance, disappointment, disapprobation, disapproval,
     disapprove, disapprove of, disclaim, disclaimer, disclamation,
     disconformity, discongruity, discontent, discontentedness,
     discontentment, discord, discord with, discordance, discordancy,
     discrepancy, discreteness, disenchantment, disesteem, disfavor,
     disgruntlement, disharmony, disillusion, disillusionment,
     disinclination, disobedience, disparity, displeasure, dispute,
     disrelish, disrespect, dissatisfaction, dissension, dissent from,
     dissentience, dissidence, dissimilarity, dissonance, distaste,
     distinction, distinctness, disunify, disunion, disunity,
     divaricate, diverge, divergence, divergency, diversify, diversity,
     divide, divide on, drop out, exclude, exclusion, face down,
     face out, face up to, faction, factiousness, far cry, faultfinding,
     flak, foot-dragging, fractiousness, friction, front, frown at,
     frown down, frown upon, grievance, grimace at, gripe, griping,
     groan, groaning, grouse, grousing, grudging consent, grudgingness,
     grumbling, heterodoxy, heterogeneity, hold out against,
     holding back, holler, howl, inaccordance, incompatibility,
     incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance, indignation,
     indisposedness, indisposition, indocility, inequality, infighting,
     inharmoniousness, inharmony, interference, intractableness,
     irascibility, irreconcilability, irritability, jangle, jar,
     jarring, jostle, kick, kick against, kicking, lack of enthusiasm,
     lack of zeal, litigiousness, look askance at, look black upon,
     low estimation, low opinion, make a stand, make waves,
     meet head-on, misbelief, mismatch, mismate, mixture, murmuring,
     mutinousness, nay, negate, negation, negative, negative answer,
     negativism, new theology, nix, no, nolition, nonacceptance,
     nonagreement, noncompliance, nonconcurrence, nonconform,
     nonconformance, nonconformism, nonconformity, nonconsent,
     noncooperation, nonobservance, not agree, not approve, not buy,
     not comply, not conform, not consent, not go for, not hear of,
     not hold with, not think of, object, object to, objection,
     obstinacy, odds, offer resistance, oppose, opposition, opposure,
     oppugnance, oppugnancy, opt out, originality, ostracism, ostracize,
     otherness, partisan spirit, partisanship, passive resistance,
     peeve, peevishness, perfunctoriness, perverseness, pet peeve,
     petulance, protest, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, querulousness,
     reaction, rebuff, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, recalcitrate,
     recalcitration, recantation, recoil, recusance, recusancy,
     refractoriness, refusal, refuse, refuse consent, reject, rejection,
     relieve, reluct, reluctance, remonstrance, remonstrate, renitence,
     renitency, repellence, repellency, repercussion, repudiate,
     repudiation, repugnance, repulse, repulsion, resist entreaty,
     resist persuasion, resistance, retention, revolt, rock the boat,
     say nay, say no, say no to, schism, scolding, secede, separateness,
     show fight, shrewishness, shy, slowness, sniping, squawk,
     squawking, stand, stand aloof, stand at bay, stand up against,
     stand up to, stickle, strife, strive against, stubbornness, sulk,
     sulkiness, sulks, sullenness, swimming upstream, take exception,
     take exception to, take issue, think ill of, think little of,
     thumb down, thumbs-down, turn down, turndown, unconformity,
     uncooperativeness, unenthusiasm, unhappiness, unharmoniousness,
     unlikeness, unorthodoxy, unwillingness, variance, variate,
     variation, variegate, variegation, variety, vary,
     view with disfavor, vote nay, vote negatively, whining, withdraw,
     withhold assent, withholding, withstand, withstanding, yapping
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DISSENT, contracts. A disagreement to something which has been done. It is 
  express or implied. 
       2. The law presumes that every person to whom a conveyance has been 
  made has given his assent to it, because it is supposed to be for his 
  benefit. To rebut the presumption, his dissent must be expressed. Vide 4 
  Mason, R. 206; 11 Wheat. R. 78; 1 Binn. R. 502; 2 Binn. R. 174; 6 Binn. R. 
  338; 12 Mass. R. 456; 17 Mass. R. 552; 3 John. Ch. R. 261; 4 John. Ch. R. 
  136, 529; and dissent, and the authorities there cited. 
  
  

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