Temperance

Definition of Temperance

Tem´per`ance
n.1.Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.
2.Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
He calmed his wrath with goodly temperance.
- Spenser.
3.State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.
Temperance society
an association formed for the purpose of diminishing or stopping the use of alcoholic liquors as a beverage.

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