Abstinent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abstinent (adjective form).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Abstinent (plural Abstinents)

  1. (usually capitalized, religion, historical) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex.

References[edit]

  • Christine A. Lindberg (editor), The Oxford College Dictionary, 2nd edition (Spark Publishing, 2007 [2002], ISBN 978-1-4114-0500-4), page 7