Dissenter Dis*sent"er, n. 1. One who dissents; one who differs in opinion, or declares his disagreement. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl.) One who separates from the service and worship of an established church; especially, one who disputes the authority or tenets of the Church of England; a nonconformist. [1913 Webster]

Dissenters from the establishment of their several countries. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

Robert Brown is said to have the first formal dissenter. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

Note: ``The word is commonly applied only to Protestants. The Roman Catholics are generally referred to as a distinct class.'' --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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