Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Those who separate from the established church. The number of dissenters in this kingdom is very considerable. They are divided into several parties; the chief of which are the Presbyterians, Independents, Baptists, Quakers, and Methodists.
See those articles, as also NONCONFORMISTS and PURITANS.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Dissenters'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/d/dissenters.html. 1802.