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abstention

ab·sten·tion / abˈstenshən/ • n. 1. an instance of declining to vote for or against a proposal or motion. 2. the fact or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something; abstinence. DERIVATIVES: ab·sten·tion·ism / -ˌnizəm/ n.

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