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tem•per•ance



Pronunciation: (tem'pur-uns, tem'pruns), [key]
n.
1. moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control.
2. habitual moderation in the indulgence of a natural appetite or passion, esp. in the use of alcoholic liquors.
3. total abstinence from alcoholic liquors.

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