What does the word temperance mean?

Usage examples for temperance

  1. Temperance of life in order to enjoy the more keenly? – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  2. What, clubs and temperance, that kind of thing? – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. As a temperance man, I could not have done otherwise, although I thought it proper to submit the question to the people by the use of the secret ballot. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell