self-possession

[ self-puh-zesh-uh n, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf pəˈzɛʃ ən, ˌsɛlf- /

noun

the quality of being self-possessed; control of one's feelings, behavior, etc.; composure; poise.

Origin of self-possession

First recorded in 1735–45
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