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continencyn. [F. continence, L. continentia. See Continent, and cf. Countenance.].
  •  Self-restraint; self-command.  [1913 Webster]
    "He knew what to say; he knew also, when to leave off, -- a continence which is practiced by few writers."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The restraint which a person imposes upon his desires and passions; the act or power of refraining from indulgence of the sexual appetite, esp. from unlawful indulgence; sometimes, moderation in sexual indulgence.  [1913 Webster]
    "If they [the unmarried and widows] have not continency, let them marry."  [1913 Webster]
    "Chastity is either abstinence or continence: abstinence is that of virgins or widows; continence, that of married persons."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Uninterrupted course; continuity.  Ayliffe.  [1913 Webster]

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