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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: sobrieté, from Latin sobrietas, from sobrius; SOBER1

sobriety

noun
     
so‧bri‧e‧ty [uncountable] formal
1 when someone is not drunk:
John had periods of sobriety, but always went back to drinking.
2 behaviour that shows a serious attitude to life

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