Dis*sen"sion (?), n. [L. dissensio: cf. F. dissension. See Dissent.]

Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.

Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them. Acts xv. 2.

Debates, dissension, uproars are thy joy. Dryden.

A seditious person and raiser-up of dissension among the people. Robynson (More's Utopia).


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