Definition of Abstention in English :

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Abstention meaning in English

Meaning of Abstention in English

Pronunciation of Abstention in English

Abstention pronunciation in English

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Abstention

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1. abstention, abstinence

the trait of abstaining (especially from alcohol)

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Abstention

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noun
1. 
a voluntary decision not to act; the act of refraining or abstaining
2. 
the act of withholding one's vote

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Abstention

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noun
the act or an instance of abstaining

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Abstention

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n.
1. The act or habit of deliberate self-denial.
2. An abstaining vote or voter: 12 ayes, 10 nays, and 8 abstentions.

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