Abstaining

  • 1 Abstaining — Abstain Ab*stain , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Abstained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abstaining}.] [OE. absteynen, abstenen, OF. astenir, abstenir, F. abstenir, fr. L. abstinere, abstentum, v. t. & v. i., to keep from; ab, abs + tenere to hold. See {Tenable}.]… …

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  • 2 abstaining — É™b steɪn n. act of avoiding something, act of restraining oneselfv. avoid; refrain from …

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  • 3 abstaining — …

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  • 4 abstaining from — refraining from …

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  • 5 fasting — Abstaining from food, usually for religious or ethical reasons. In ancient religions it was used to prepare worshipers or priests to approach deities, to pursue a vision, to demonstrate penance for sins, or to assuage an angered deity. All the… …

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  • 6 on the (water) waggon —  Abstaining from alcoholic drink …

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  • 7 Outline of Buddhism — See also: Index of Buddhism related articles Flag of Buddhism …

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  • 8 Fasting — is primarily the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a single day (24 hours), or… …

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  • 9 Abstinence — • Includes information about old and new testament fasting as well as church laws Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Abstinence     Abstinence      …

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  • 10 Noble Eightfold Path — Eightfold Path redirects here. For other uses, see Eightfold Path (disambiguation). The Dharma wheel, often used to represent the Noble Eightfold Path …

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  • 11 Fasting and abstinence in the Roman Catholic Church — For Roman Catholics, fasting is the reduction of one s intake of food to one full meal a day. This may or may not be accompanied by abstinence from meat when eating. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that all people are obliged by God to perform… …

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  • 16 Animal worship — (or zoolatry) refers to religious rituals involving animals, especially in pre modern societies, such as the glorification of animal deities, or animal sacrifice. The origins of animal worship have been the subject of many theories. The classical …

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  • 17 Ahkam — ( ar. أحكام plural of ar. حكم) is a reference to the Islamic commandments, derived and understood from religious jurisprudence resources ( ar. المنابع الفقه). Ahkam pentad The acts of a Muslim must be done according to Islamic commandments,… …

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  • 18 Don McLeroy — John Donald Don McLeroy Born John Donald McLeroy June 3, 1946 (1946 06 03) (age 65) Residence Bryan, Brazos County Texas, USA Occupation …

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  • 20 Supremi Disciplinae —     Supremi disciplinæ     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Supremi disciplinæ     Motu Proprio of Pius X, promulgated 2 July, 1911, relating to Holy Days of obligation. On Holy Days of precept a twofold duty is incumbent on the faithful, of hearing… …

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