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temperance

noun [U] uk   /ˈtem.pər.əns/ /-prəns/ us    /-pɚ.əns/ formal
control of your own behaviour, such as not drinking or eating too muchSelf-control and moderation the habit of not drinking alcohol because you believe it is dangerous or wrongDrunkenness and sobriety
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