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dissidence (n.)

"difference or separation in opinion," 1650s, from Latin dissidentia "diversity, contrariety," from dissidens, present participle of dissidere "to be remote; disagree, be removed from," literally "to sit apart," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + sedere "to sit," from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit."

updated on September 02, 2018

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Definitions of dissidence from WordNet

dissidence (n.)
disagreement; especially disagreement with the government;
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