n. 1. moderation in expressing feelings, in appetite, and/or in consumption of alcoholic drink; self-restraint.
2. total abstinence from alcoholic beverages; teetotalism.
Abstinence, restraint, asceticism.
Intemperance, indulgence, glutany.
His religious beliefs demanded a life style of strict temperance.
The Roman politician said that "Temperance is the moderating of one's desires in obedience to reason."
Prohibition in the United States: National Ban of Alcohol