Temperance meaning

tĕmpər-əns, tĕmprəns
Moderation and self-restraint, as in behavior or expression.
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One of the seven heavenly virtues.
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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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Moderation in drinking alcoholic beverages or total abstinence from alcoholic beverages.
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The state or quality of being temperate; self-restraint in conduct, expression, indulgence of the appetites, etc.; moderation.
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(tarot) Temperance; the fourteenth trump or major arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks.
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Abstinence from or moderation in drinking alcoholic beverages.
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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.
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A female given name.
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Origin of temperance

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

    From Wiktionary

  • See etymology of "to temper".

    From Wiktionary