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1) the opinion of a judge of a court of appeals, including the u.s. supreme court, which disagrees with the majority opinion. sometimes a dissent may eventually prevail as the law or society evolves. prime examples include the many dissenting opinions of oliver wendell holmes, associate justice of the u.s. supreme court (1902-1932), which were widely quoted and often formed the basis for later majority decisions. 2) stated disagreement with prevailing thought.

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