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abstemii
  • ABSTEMII (a Latin word, from abs, away from, temetum, intoxicating liquor, from which is derived the English "abstemious" or temperate), a name formerly given to such persons as could not partake of the cup of the Eucharist on account of their natural aversion to wine.
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  • Among several Protestant sects, both in Great Britain and America, abstemii on a somewhat different principle have appeared in modern times.
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