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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Is that moral virtue by which we restrain concupiscence. There is this distinction between, chastity and continence:
Chastity requires no effort, because it may result from constitution; whereas continency appears to be the consequence of a victory gained over ourselves. The term is most usually applied to men; as chastity is to women.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Continency'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/c/continency.html. 1802.