"abstention" Definition

  1. a. The act of abstaining; a holding aloof.

More About abstention

Position in dictionary: 627 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a.,
Words that start with "abstention": 1
Words that end with "abstention": 1
Words that contain "abstention": 1
Next words in dictionary: abstentious, absterge, abstergent, absterse, abstersion
Previous words in dictionary: abstemiousness, abstemious, abstaining, abstainer, abstained

English Dictionary Definition of abstention

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