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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)


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  • Total abstinence from spirituous liquor.

    November 23, 2007