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Dissent

n. 1) A judge or court of appeals opinion which disagrees with the popular opinion. Dissent may triumph as the law and society progress. Dissenting opinions of Oliver Wendess Holmes, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1902-1932) have been widely quoted and have served to shape the basis for later majority opinions. 2) Declared disagreement with mainstream thought.

 
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