Abstinent : Definition

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Pronunciation : Ab"sti*nent
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [F. abstinent, L. abstinens, p. pr. of abstinere. See Abstain.]
Definition : Defn: Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. Beau. & Fl.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Ab"sti*nent
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. One who abstains.

2. (Eccl. Hist.)

Defn: One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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