noun see refrain I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Refrainment — Re*frain ment ( ment), n. Act of refraining. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refrainment — index abstention Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • refrainment — See refrainer. * * * …   Universalium

  • refrainment — n. abstention, forbearance, self restraint, desistance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • refrainment — re·frain·ment …   English syllables

  • refrainment — rə̇ˈfrānmənt, rēˈf noun ( s) : the act of refraining …   Useful english dictionary

  • refrain — I. verb Etymology: Middle English refreynen, from Anglo French refreiner, refreindre, from Latin refrenare, from re + frenum bridle more at frenum Date: 14th century transitive verb archaic curb, restrain intransitive verb to keep oneself from… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • refrain — refrain1 refrainer, n. refrainment, n. /ri frayn /, v.i. 1. to abstain from an impulse to say or do something (often fol. by from): I refrained from telling him what I thought. v.t. 2. Archaic. to curb. [1300 50; ME refreinen < OF refrener < L …   Universalium

  • November 2008 — was the 11th month of the leap year. It began on a Saturday and ended 30 days later on a Sunday. Portal:Current Events This is an archived version of Wikipedia s Current events Portal from November 2008 …   Wikipedia

  • abstention — ab·sten·tion /əb sten chən/ n: the staying of the exercise of federal jurisdiction in a case that involves a question of state law or policy which the federal court prefers to have resolved by a state court or agency Bur·ford abstention / bər… …   Law dictionary

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