Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The principles or practice of those who abstain from spirituous liquors; total abstinence; teetotalism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Total abstinence from spirituous liquor.

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  • noun obsolete, Temperance movement The practice of abstaining completely from the drinking of alcohol; teetotalism

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek νηφάλιος (nēphalios, "sober"), from νήφω (nēphō, "to be sober")

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  • Total abstinence from spirituous liquor.

    November 23, 2007