abstinency

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abstinence +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abstinency (countable and uncountable, plural abstinencies)

  1. (rare) Alternative form of abstinence [First attested in the late 16th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], →ISBN), page 10