Dis"si*dent (?), a. [L. dissidens, -entis, p. pr. of dissidere to sit apart, to disagree; dis- + sedere to sit: cf. F. dissident. See Sit.]

No agreeing; dissenting; discordant; different.

Our life and manners be dissident from theirs. Robynson (More's Utopia).


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Dis"si*dent, n. Eccl.

One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion.

The dissident, habituated and taught to think of his dissidenc as a laudable and necessary opposition to ecclesiastical usurpation. I. Taylor.


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