JUDGES AND SHAREHOLDERS DON’T SIMPLY DISAGREE, THEY DISSENT

OUTVOTED? In General English you may be called a LOSER but in Legal English you get the honourable title of a DISSENTER.

TO DISSENT means simply TO DISAGREE, especially in the context of not agreeing with a majority.

A judge who during a voting did not agree with the majority of the panel, i.e. a DISSENTING JUDGE, may express a DISSENTING OPINION.

A shareholder who during passing a resolution voted against that resolution but was outvoted may be referred to as a DISSENTER or a DISSENTIENT MEMBER.


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