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noun 
  1. habitual, Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicate, intoxicating liquors.
  2. moderation, Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
  3. (obsolete) State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.
Etymology: See etymology of "to temper".


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