noun Date: 1834 the principle or practice of complete abstinence from alcoholic drinks • teetotalist noun

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  • Teetotalism — refers to either the practice of or the promotion of complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages. A person who practices (and possibly advocates) teetotalism is called a teetotaler (also spelled teetotaller; plural teetotalers or teetotallers)… …   Wikipedia

  • Teetotalism — Tee*to tal*ism, n. The principle or practice of entire abstinence, esp. from intoxicating drinks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teetotalism — index temperance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • teetotalism — [tē tōt′ liz΄əm, tē′tōt΄ liz΄əm] n. [ TEETOTAL + ISM] the principle or practice of never drinking any alcoholic liquor teetotalist n …   English World dictionary

  • teetotalism — teetotal ► ADJECTIVE ▪ choosing or characterized by abstinence from alcohol. DERIVATIVES teetotalism noun teetotaller noun. ORIGIN emphatic extension of TOTAL(Cf. ↑totally), apparently first used by Richard Turner, a worker from Preston, in a… …   English terms dictionary

  • teetotalism — /tee toht l iz euhm, tee toht /, n. the principle or practice of total abstinence from intoxicating drink. [1825 35; TEETOTAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Teetotalism — noun Practice and promotion of complete abstinence from alcohol …   Wiktionary

  • teetotalism — noun Abstinence from the consumption of alcohol. Syn: temperance …   Wiktionary

  • teetotalism — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. abstinence. see temperance II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The practice of refraining from use of alcoholic liquors: abstinence, dryness, soberness, sobriety, temperance. See DRUGS, RESTRAINT, USED …   English dictionary for students

  • teetotalism — tee to·tal·ism || tɪː təʊtlɪzm n. abstinence from alcoholic drinks …   English contemporary dictionary

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