Temperance Definition

tĕmpər-əns, tĕmprəns
noun
Moderation in drinking alcoholic beverages or total abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
Webster's New World
The state or quality of being temperate; self-restraint in conduct, expression, indulgence of the appetites, etc.; moderation.
Webster's New World
Temperance is defined as showing restraint in eating or drinking, and especially avoiding alcohol.
An example of temperance is when you refrain from drinking any alcohol.
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One of the seven heavenly virtues.

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(tarot) Temperance; the fourteenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.

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pronoun
A female given name.
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Other Word Forms of Temperance

Noun

Singular:
temperance
Plural:
temperances

Origin of Temperance

  • From temperance. A virtue name first used by Puritans in the 16th century.

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  • See etymology of "to temper".

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