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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