Abstinent

Adjective

  • Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]

Noun

  • One who abstains; a faster. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
  • (usually capitalized, religion, historical) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3rd century, and believed in abstinence towards meat and sex.

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