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- n. The practice of abstaining completely from the drinking of alcohol; teetotalism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Total abstinence from spirituous liquor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principles or practice of those who abstain from spirituous liquors; total abstinence; teetotalism.
From Ancient Greek νηφάλιος (nēphalios, "sober"), from νήφω (nēphō, "to be sober") (Wiktionary)