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 for temperance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Temperance \Tem"per*ance\, n. [L. temperantia: cf. F.
     temp['e]rance. See Temper, v. t.]
     1. Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the
        natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate
        indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and
        drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth;
        specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in
        respect to using intoxicating liquors.
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     2. Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
        [R.] "A gentleman of all temperance." --Shak.
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              He calmed his wrath with goodly temperance.
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     3. State with regard to heat or cold; temperature. [Obs.]
        "Tender and delicate temperance." --Shak.
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     Temperance society, an association formed for the purpose
        of diminishing or stopping the use of alcoholic liquors as
        a beverage.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the trait of avoiding excesses [syn: temperance,
           moderation] [ant: intemperance]
      2: abstaining from excess [syn: sobriety, temperance]
      3: the act of tempering

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "temperance":
     Rechabitism, abnegation, abstemiousness, abstinence, asceticism,
     austerity, calm, calmness, cardinal virtues, charity, conservatism,
     constraint, continence, control, cool, dispassion, eschewal,
     evenness, faith, forbearance, forgoing, fortitude, gentleness,
     golden mean, gravity, happy medium, hope, impartiality,
     judiciousness, juste-milieu, justice, lenity, love, measure,
     meden agan, middle way, mildness, moderateness, moderation,
     moderationism, mortification, natural virtues, neutrality,
     nonviolence, nothing in excess, pacifism, prohibition, prudence,
     reasonableness, refrainment, repose, restraint, sacrifice,
     sedateness, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial,
     self-discipline, self-restraint, serenity, seriousness,
     sober-mindedness, soberness, sobersidedness, sobersides, sobriety,
     solemnity, stability, staidness, steadiness, supernatural virtues,
     teetotalism, temperateness, theological virtues, tranquillity,
     undrunkenness, unexcessiveness, unextravagance, unextremeness,
     uninebriatedness, unintoxicatedness, via media

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Temperance, MI -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Michigan
     Population (2000):    7757
     Housing Units (2000): 2953
     Land area (2000):     4.595331 sq. miles (11.901851 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.053023 sq. miles (0.137329 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.648354 sq. miles (12.039180 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            79240
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             41.760748 N, 83.575192 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     48182
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Temperance, MI

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