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Noun: temperance  tem-pu-run(t)s
  1. The trait of avoiding excesses
    - moderation
     
  2. Abstaining from excess
    - sobriety
     
  3. The act of tempering

Derived forms: temperances

Type of: abstinence, combination, combining, compounding, control, natural virtue, restraint

Antonym: intemperance

Encyclopedia: Temperance, MI