\tˈɛmpəɹəns səsˈa͡ɪ͡əti], \tˈɛmpəɹəns səsˈaɪəti], \t_ˈɛ_m_p_ə_ɹ_ə_n_s s_ə_s_ˈaɪə_t_i]\
Definitions of TEMPERANCE SOCIETY
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An association formed for the purpose of repressing drunkenness, and banishing it from society. The basis on which these associations have generally been formed has been that of an engagement on the part of each member to abstain from the habitual and improper use or indulgence in intoxicating liquors. As the most strictly limited use of intoxicants as beverages is condemned by many social reformers and scientists as physically and mentally injurious, this name has been applied to, or assumed by, associations which are more correctly designated total abstinence or teetotal societies.
By Daniel Lyons