Ab"sti*nent (#), a. [F. abstinent, L. abstinens, p. pr. of abstinere. See Abstain.]

Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate.

Beau. & Fl.

 

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Ab"sti*nent, n.

1.

One who abstains.

2. Eccl. Hist.

One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.

 

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