Definition of Continency

1. Noun. The exercise of self constraint in sexual matters.

Exact synonyms: Continence
Generic synonyms: Self-denial, Self-discipline
Derivative terms: Continent, Continent



Definition of Continency

1. Noun. (alternative form of continence) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Continency

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1. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"Then he examines his own trials under the triple division of temptation, "lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride"; what Christian continency ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"Then he examines his own trials under the triple division of temptation, "lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and pride"; what Christian continency ..."

3. Manual of Political Ethics: Designed Chiefly for the Use of Colleges and by Francis Lieber, Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1876)
"continency.—Political Evils of Incontinency ; of Prostitution. ... continency, a virtue demanded by all moral systems and purer religions, ..."

4. Manual of Political Ethics by Francis Lieber (1839)
"continency.—Political Evils of Incontinency; of Prostitution. ... continency, a virtue demanded by all moral systems and purer religions, is a moral element ..."

5. The History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches by Jacques Bénigne Bossuet (1842)
"... St. Dunstan, St. Lanfranc, St. Anselm, and such others, whose admirable virtues, and particularly that of continency, were an honor to the Church. ..."

6. Delineation of Roman Catholicism: Drawn from the Authentic and Acknowledged by Charles Elliott (1851)
"Celibacy is confined to those who have the gift of continency. Our Lord declares that this is not applicable except to those to whom the gift is given. ..."

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