dissident

Definitions

General English

Military

  • noun a person who opposes the established government of his or her own country (where such opposition is illegal) or who opposes the system of government itself (especially totalitarian forms of government such as communism or fascism)
  • noun a person who actively opposes the leadership of his or her own political party or group

Politics

  • noun a person who is not in agreement with a political group or government
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