The act or an instance of renouncing; a giving up formally or voluntarily, often at a sacrifice, of a right, claim, title, etc.
Temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquor
The quality or condition of being austere
The state or quality of being temperate; self-restraint in conduct, expression, indulgence of the appetites, etc.; moderation
Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
The act of one who refrains from doing something.
Moderation is defined as avoiding excess or extremes.
The principle or practice of never drinking any alcoholic liquor
The act of declining to vote on a particular issue. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
The quality of being forbearing; self-control; patient restraint
Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge.
The definition of avoidance is the process of staying away from something or someone.
The practices or way of life of an ascetic
The condition or quality of being chaste, especially the condition of not having had sexual intercourse or of abstaining from sexual relations.
The practices and doctrines of the Puritans.
An extension of time for the payment of a debt or the performance of a duty.
Excessive drinking of alcoholic liquor
Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.
An amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; a surplus:
(--- Med.) A poisoning or becoming poisoned, as by a drug, serum, etc.
Reveling; noisy merrymaking; boisterous festivity
Indulgence of one's own desires, impulses, etc.
The quality or state of being dry
The practice of refraining from use of alcoholic liquors
A giving up of rights, etc.; self-denial; renunciation
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