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Topic: DRINK

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: temperantia, from temperare; TEMPER2

temperance

noun
     
tem‧pe‧rance [uncountable]
1 old-fashionedDFD when someone never drinks alcohol because of their moral or religious beliefs
2 formal sensible control of the things you say and do, especially the amount of alcohol you drink
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