Origin of temperance
Examples from the Web for temperance
More importantly, Longworth viewed wine as a critical piece of the temperance movement.
It might be a good deal better for you if you had lived up to the principles of temperance yourself.
They are such as reason must admire, for they are the result of industry, temperance, and freedom.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers|William Bingley
In vain I preached patience and resignation, peace and temperance.Lady Eureka, v. 2 (of 3)|Robert Folkestone Williams
Economy is the parent of integrity, of liberty and of ease, and the beauteous sister of temperance, of cheerfulness and health.Many Thoughts of Many Minds|Various
Most girls jump at a man who's in good wages and a temperance man, and sought after, like me.All Sorts and Conditions of Men|Walter Besant
British Dictionary definitions for temperance
Word Origin for temperance
Word Origin and History for temperance
mid-14c., "self-restraint, moderation," from Anglo-French temperaunce (mid-13c.), from Latin temperantia "moderation," from temperans, present participle of temperare "to moderate" (see temper). Latin temperantia was used by Cicero to translate Greek sophrosyne "moderation." In English, temperance was used to render Latin continentia or abstinentia, specifically in reference to drinking alcohol and eating; hence by early 1800s it came to mean "abstinence from alcoholic drink."