What does the word dissent mean?

Usage examples for dissent

  1. If he returns the bill with his objections, the senate and representatives consider it a second time, and if two- thirds of them adhere to the first resolution it becomes law notwithstanding the president's dissent. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. My paper upon 'Modern Dissent. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley