King James Dictionary
TEM'PERANCE, n. L. temperantia, from tempero.
1. Moderation particularly, habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions restrained or moderate indulgence as temperance in eating and drinking temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth. Temperance in eating and drinking is opposed to gluttony and drunkenness, and in other indulgences, to excess.
2. Patience calmness sedateness moderation of passion.
He calm'd his wrath with goodly temperance. Unusual.
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