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Continence

Con´ti`nence
n.1.Self-restraint; self-command.
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.
Noun1.continence - the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
Synonyms: continency
2.continence - voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge
Pronunciation: (KON-tuh-nuns)

The ability to hold in a bowel movement or urine.

control, restraint
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