abstinence theory

noun

Definition of abstinence theory

: a theory in economics: interest is a reward for economic abstinence

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First Known Use of abstinence theory

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Abstinence theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abstinence%20theory. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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