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dissent vi1 : to withhold assent or approval [unfair squeezeout transactions—the kind to which public shareholders seem most likely to "R. C. Clark"] see also appraisal NOTE: A shareholder who dissents from a proposed transaction may demand that the corporation buy his or her shares after an appraisal.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.