continence

Derivation

  • Latin: continere, to contain

Article

The virtue or strength of will by which man controls his bodily emotions, particularly those connected with sex; a form of the virtue of temperance; the state of one who controls the sex instinct.

MLA Citation

  • “continence”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 January 2020. Web. 11 May 2021. <>