One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Especially with reference to a motion carried: (with) no one dissenting; unanimously.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in George Colman. From post-classical Latin nemine dissentiente ‘(with) no one disagreeing’, ablative absolute phrase from classical Latin nēmine, ablative of nēmō no one + dissentiente, ablative of present participle of dissentīre. Compare slightly earlier nem. diss.
nemine dissentiente/ˌnɛmɪni dɪsɛnʃɪˈɛnti//ˌnɛmɪneɪ dɪsɛntɪˈɛnteɪ/
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