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King James Dictionary
ABSTA'IN, L. abstineo, to keep from abs and teneo, to hold. See Tenant.
In a general sense, to forbear, or refrain from, voluntarily but used chiefly to denote a restraint upon the passions or appetites to refrain from indulgence.
Abstain from meats offered to idols. Acts 15
To abstain from the use of ardent spirits to abstain from luxuries.
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