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self-possession

[ self-puh-zesh-uhn, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf pəˈzɛʃ ən, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun
the quality of being self-possessed; control of one's feelings, behavior, etc.; composure; poise.
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Origin of self-possession

First recorded in 1735–45
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