Definition for DIS-SEN'SION

DIS-SEN'SION, n. [L. dissensio; dis and sentio, to think; Fr. dissension.]

Disagreement in opinion, usually a disagreement which is violent, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; strife; discord; quarrel; breach of friendship and union. Debates, dissensions, uproars are thy joy. – Dryden. Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension with them. – Acts xv. We see dissensions in church and state, in towns, parishes, and families, and the word is sometimes applied to differences which produce war; as, the dissensions between the houses of York and Lancaster in England.

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