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Dissident  n.  (Eccl.) One who disagrees or dissents; one who separates from the established religion. "The dissident, habituated and taught to think of his dissidency as a laudable and necessary opposition to ecclesiastical usurpation."

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"Dissident" Quotes from Famous Books

... to love slavery too well, the Constitution too little. Upon conserving slavery all parties there, however dissident as to modes, however hostile in other matters, were unconditionally bent. The chief argument even of those opposing disunion was that it endangered slavery. Our new government, said Alexander H. Stephens, soon to be vice-president of the Southern Confederacy, is founded, its cornerstone ...
— History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6) • E. Benjamin Andrews

... as long as the era of persecution lasted, the early Christians never thought of using any force save the force of argument to win back their dissident brethren. This is the meaning of that obscure passage in the Adversus Gnosticos of Tertullian, in which he speaks of "driving heretics (i.e., by argument), to their duty, instead of trying to win them, for obstinacy must be conquered, not coaxed."[1] In this work he is trying to convince ...
— The Inquisition - A Critical and Historical Study of the Coercive Power of the Church • E. Vacandard

Words linked to "Dissident" :   dissidence, mortal, protester, negative, someone, somebody, heretical, unorthodox, individual, dissenting, person, recusant, conscientious objector, political dissident, Dissident Irish Republican Army

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