abstention definition

  • noun:
    • The act or practice of deliberate self-denial.
    • An abstaining vote or voter: 12 ayes, 10 nays, and 8 abstentions.
    • Non-participation in the governmental world; as a country avoiding worldwide matters.
    • A holding down or refraining; abstinence from activity; neglect or refusal to do one thing.
    • the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)
  • adjective:
    • The work of abstaining; a holding aloof.

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