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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of abstaining from food; the act of observing a fast.
  • noun In the law and customs of ancient communities, particularly in Ireland, a method for the collection of debts, by which the creditor went to the door of the debtor, and there sat down to stay without food until paid: a person who would not yield to this form of demand was treated thereafter in some sense as an outlaw.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of fast.
  • noun Action of the verb to fast.

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  • noun abstaining from food

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