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The act or habit of deliberate self-denial.
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  1. The act or habit of deliberate self-denial.
  2. The act of voluntarily refraining from taking some action, such as casting a vote or participating in a decision or deliberation.
  3. A federal court’s act of declining to exercise its jurisdiction while awaiting or deferring to a decision by a state court. In doing so, the federal court retains jurisdiction of the legal issues at hand and may decide those issues if the plaintiff is not satisfied with the state court’s decision. See also comity and relinquishment. Several rationales for a federal court’s abstention are named for the United States Supreme Court decision in which the rationale was first applied. These include:
The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing, particularly in the use of food and strong drinks. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
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  1. The quality of being abstemious, temperate, or sparing, particularly in the use of food and strong drinks. [First attested in the early 17th century.]
Moderation and self-restraint, as in behavior or expression.
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  1. Moderation and self-restraint, as in behavior or expression.
  2. Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
  3. Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.
  1. Restraint under provocation.
  2. A refraining from the enforcement of something (as a debt, right, or obligation) that is due.
  3. (Law) The act of giving a debtor more time to pay rather than immediately enforcing a debt that is due.
A refusal to believe or accept (a doctrine, etc.)
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  1. A refusal to believe or accept (a doctrine, etc.)
  2. (Dated, psychology) A defense mechanism involving a refusal to accept the truth of a phenomenon or prospect.
  3. (--- Psychology) An unconscious defense mechanism characterized by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts, or feelings.
Sacrifice of one's own desires or interests.
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  1. Sacrifice of one's own desires or interests.
  2. The act of refusing to recognize unpleasant facts even when presented by one's self.
  3. Denial or sacrifice of one's own desires or pleasures
The control of oneself; the ability to master one's desires and impulses
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  1. The control of oneself; the ability to master one's desires and impulses
Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
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  1. Restraint imposed on oneself by oneself; self-control
  2. Restraint of one's emotions, desires, or inclinations; self-control.
Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge.
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  1. Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge.
  2. Self-restraint, especially abstinence from sexual intercourse.
  3. Self-restraint; moderation
The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; thrift.
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  1. The quality of being frugal; prudent economy; thrift.
  2. A sparing use; sparingness.
Self-denial.
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  1. Self-denial.
  2. A giving up of rights, etc.; self-denial; renunciation
The act or an instance of renouncing:
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  1. The act or an instance of renouncing:
  2. A written statement or declaration of this
  3. Abandonment of a right, whether open or tacit, without transferring it to someone else; in criminal law, the total voluntary abandonment of a criminal activity before it is committed with the purpose of foiling that activity. Abandonment of a right, whether open or tacit, without transferring it to someone else; in criminal law, the total voluntary abandonment of a criminal activity before it is committed with the purpose of foiling that activity.
The act of avoiding, or shunning something
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  1. The act of avoiding, or shunning something
  2. The act of keeping away from, escaping, evading, or preventing.
  3. (Law) The act of making void; annulment
Seriousness; sedateness
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  1. Seriousness; sedateness
  2. The state or condition of being sober:
  3. Temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquor
(Rare) The act or state of desisting; cessation.
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Severe and rigid economy:
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  1. Severe and rigid economy:
  2. An austere habit or practice.
  3. An austere act, habit, practice, or manner
The portion of earned wages that an employer deducts to cover income tax purposes and forwards to the government.
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  1. The portion of earned wages that an employer deducts to cover income tax purposes and forwards to the government.
  2. The deduction of taxes from an employee's salary.
  3. The process by which the employer makes the deduction. See also W-2 form and W-4 form.
The act of one who refrains from doing something.
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  1. The act of one who refrains from doing something.
The religious doctrine that one can reach a higher spiritual state by rigorous self-discipline and self-denial
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  1. The religious doctrine that one can reach a higher spiritual state by rigorous self-discipline and self-denial
  2. The practices or way of life of an ascetic
  3. The doctrine that the ascetic life releases the soul from bondage to the body and permits union with the divine.
Absence of violence; calmness
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  1. Absence of violence; calmness
  2. The process of moderating a discussion
  3. An instance of moderating: bringing something away from extremes, especially in a beneficial way
The state or quality of being sober.
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  1. The state or quality of being sober.
The quality or state of being chaste
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  1. The quality or state of being chaste
  2. (Rare) A female given name from the virtue chastity.
  3. 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.
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  1. The practices and doctrines of the Puritans.
  2. (Theology) strict and austere religious conduct
  3. Scrupulous moral rigor, especially hostility to social pleasures and indulgences:
  1. Abstinence from the consumption of alcohol.
  2. The principle or practice of never drinking any alcoholic liquor
The degree to which something is dry.
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  1. The degree to which something is dry.
  2. The quality or state of being dry
  3. (Uncountable) A lack of moisture.
The state or quality of being sober.
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  1. The state or quality of being sober.
Seriousness; sedateness
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  1. Seriousness; sedateness
  2. The state or condition of being sober:
  3. Temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquor
  1. Abstinence from the consumption of alcohol.
  2. The principle or practice of never drinking any alcoholic liquor
The state or quality of being temperate; self-restraint in conduct, expression, indulgence of the appetites, etc.; moderation
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  1. The state or quality of being temperate; self-restraint in conduct, expression, indulgence of the appetites, etc.; moderation
  2. Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
  3. Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.
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