. s. f.
Empire qu'exerce sur lui-même celui qui s'abstient des plaisirs de l'amour. Le don de continence. Continence perpétuelle. Vivre dans la continence. Garder la continence, la plus exacte continence. Observer la continence dans le mariage. La continence de Scipion.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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  • continence — [ kɔ̃tinɑ̃s ] n. f. • fin XIIe; de 1. continent 1 ♦ État de qqn qui s abstient de tout plaisir charnel. La continence volontaire, considérée comme vertu. ⇒ ascétisme , chasteté, pureté. Vivre dans la continence. 2 ♦ Méd. État d un sphincter… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Continence — • Defined as abstinence from even the licit gratifications of marriage Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Continence     Continence      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • continence — 1. (kon ti nan s ) s. f. Abstinence des plaisirs de l amour. Le don de continence. •   Il avait passé sa jeunesse dans la continence, BOSSUET Var. II. •   Ève propose à Adam de vivre dans la continence ou de se donner la mort, CHATEAUB. Génie, II …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Continence — Con ti*nence, Continency Con ti*nen*cy, n. [F. continence, L. continentia. See {Continent}, and cf. {Countenance}.] 1. Self restraint; self command. [1913 Webster] He knew what to say; he knew also, when to leave off, a continence which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • continence — Continence. s. f. Vertu qui fait qu on s abstient des plaisirs de la chair qui sont deffendus, & qu on n abuse point de ceux qui sont permis. Le don de continence. garder la continence. observer la continence dans le mariage …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • continence — late 14c., self restraint, from O.Fr. continence (14c.), from L. continentia a holding back, repression, from continent , prp. stem of continere (see CONTINENT (Cf. continent)). Especially of sexual desire from late 14c.; of the body s… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Continence — may refer to: Fecal incontinence, the inability to control one s bowels Incontinence (philosophy), a lack of self control (Greek: ἀκρασία) Sexual abstinence as a state of life Urinary incontinence, the involuntary excretion of urine This… …   Wikipedia

  • continence — I noun abstainment, abstention, abstinence, asceticism, chastity, conservatism, continentia, eschewal, forbearance, moderateness, moderation, prudence, renunciation, restraint, self command, self control, self denial, self discipline, self… …   Law dictionary

  • continence — *temperance, abstemiousness, sobriety, abstinence Analogous words: chasteness or chastity, purity (see corresponding adjectives at CHASTE): moderateness or moderation, tem perateness (see corresponding adjectives at MODERATE) Antonyms:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • continence — [n] self restraint abstemiousness, abstinence, asceticism, celibacy, chastity, forbearance, moderation, refraining, self control, sobriety, temperance, virtue; concept 633 …   New thesaurus

  • continence — [känt′ n əns] n. [OFr < L continentia < prp. of continere: see CONTAIN] 1. self restraint; moderation 2. self restraint in, esp. total abstinence from, sexual activity …   English World dictionary

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