1. Adjective.  Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate.
  2. Noun.  One who abstains.
  3. Noun.  (context, ecclesiastical history) One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.

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