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- temperaunce (obsolete)
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temperance (plural temperances)
- Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence
- temperance in eating and drinking
- temperance in the indulgence of joy
- moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.
- Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
- (obsolete) State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.
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terms derived from the noun temperance
moderation of passion
one of seven virtues
state with regard to heat or cold — see temperature
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