Definition of temperance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    temperance

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈtɛmprəns//
     
    , NAmE//ˈtɛmpərəns//
     
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  1. 1(old-fashioned) the practice of not drinking alcohol because of your moral or religious beliefs The temperance movement was at its peak at the end of the 19th century.
  2. 2(formal) the practice of controlling your behavior, the amount you eat, etc., so that it is always reasonable synonym moderation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: temperance

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