dissension vs. dissent vs. dissidents – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Dissension

Definition:

disagreement among those expected to cooperate

Examples:

Within the council, there is constant dissension.

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Dissent

Definition:

(law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority

Examples:

he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion

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Dissidents

Definition:

people that disagree with (especially)the government

Examples:

they were considered dissidents because they refused to serve in the military

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