What is DISSENT?

Contrariety of opinion; refusal to agree with something already stated oradjudged or to an act previously performed.The term is most commonly used in American law to denote the explicitdisagreement of one or more judges of a court with the decision passed by the majorityupon a case before them. In such event, the non-concurring judge is reported as”dissenting.”

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