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dissenter (n.)

"one who differs in opinion or declares disagreement," 1630s, agent noun from dissent. In 17c. England and Scotland especially "one who refuses to accept the authority or doctrines, or conform to the rituals of the established church" (with a capital D- from 1670s).

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Definitions of dissenter

dissenter (n.)
a person who dissents from some established policy;
Synonyms: dissident / protester / objector / contestant
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