Continence meaning

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Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge.
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Self-restraint; moderation.
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Self-restraint, especially abstinence from sexual intercourse.
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Self-restraint in, esp. total abstinence from, sexual activity.
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Voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge.
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Uninterrupted course; continuity.

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Self-restraint, especially abstinence from sexual intercourse.
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Origin of continence

  • Dated from the 14th Century CE; from Old French continence, from Latin continentia (“a repression”).

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