The leader of the dissident faction attending the conference displayed a surprisingly diffident attitude when speaking to the crowd.
A judge ordered that dissident Kim Davis should remain in jail for her continued refusal to either issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or to allow her deputies to do it.
There were also three other dissident clerks in Kentucky who have refused to issue wedding licenses; despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s order legalizing same-sex matrimony.
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In totalitarian regimes, dissidents are often punished with lengthy prison terms, execution, economic deprivation, or confiscation of their property.2. A person who is characterized by departing from accepted beliefs or standards: Political dissidents primarily use non-violent means of political disagreement, including voicing criticism of the government or a dominating ideology; but dissidents can also attempt to displace or overthrow the established government by achieving popular support and inciting a revolution or a rebellion.
3. Etymology: From Latin dissidentem and dissidere, "to be remote, to disagree, to be removed from"; "to sit apart"; derived from dis-, "apart" + sedere, "to sit".