Continence

Definition of Continence

Con´ti`nence
n.1.Self-restraint; self-command.
He knew what to say; he knew also, when to leave off, - a continence which is practiced by few writers.
- Dryden.
2.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.
If they [the unmarried and widows] have not continency, let them marry.
- 1 Cor. vii. 9 (Rev. Ver. ).
Chastity is either abstinence or continence: abstinence is that of virgins or widows; continence, that of married persons.
- Jer. Taylor.
3.Uninterrupted course; continuity.

Related Words

control, restraint
Word:

Browse

Conterminate
Conterminous
Conterranean
Contesseration
Contest
Contestable
Contestant
Contestation
Contestingly
Contex
Context
Contextural
Contexture
Contextured
Conticent
Contignation
Contiguate
Contiguity
Contiguous
Contiguous angles
-Continence-
Continent
continent-wide
Continental
Continental Congress
Continental drift
Continental drive
Continental glacier
Continental pronunciation
Continental system
Continently
Contingence
Contingency
Contingent
Contingent use
Contingently
Contingentness
Continous spectrum
Continuable
Continual
Continual proportionals
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home | Privacy Policy