What does the word dissension mean?

Usage examples for dissension

  1. Unfortunately, however, there was dissension within, and no chieftain in the field, no sage in the council, of sufficient authority to sustain the whole burthen of the war, and to direct all the energies of the commonwealth. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  2. It will be remembered that in March, 1886, Gladstone caused great dissension in his own party by bringing in his measure for giving Ireland a statutory parliament. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking