Nephalism Neph"a*lism (n[e^]f"[.a]*l[i^]z'm), n. [Gr. ? soberness, fr. ? sober, ? to drink no wine: cf. F. n['e]phalisme.] Total abstinence from spirituous liquor. [1913 Webster]

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  • nephalism — ˈnefəˌlizəm noun ( s) Etymology: Middle Greek nēphalismos soberness, from Greek nēphalios sober (from nēphein to be sober, drink no wine) + ismos ism; akin to Armenian naut i sober : total abstinence from alcoholic beverages …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Nephalist — Neph a*list (n[e^]f [.a]*l[i^]st), n. [Cf. F. n[ e]phaliste.] One who advocates or practices nephalism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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