One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Lack or withdrawal of consent; dissent.
no object With †from, †unto, to. To refuse consent; to disagree, dissent.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Nathaniel Bacon (bap. 1593, d. 1660), politician and author. From dis- + consent, after disconsent<br>early 16th century; earliest use found in William Tyndale (c1494–1536), translator of the Bible and religious reformer. From dis- + consent.
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