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SOBRIETY

The virtue that regulates a person's desire for and use of intoxicating drink. It is the virtue of temperance exercised in the practice of moderation in the use of alchoholic beverages. (Etym. Latin sobrietas, temperance in drinking, moderation.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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