contemperation

noun
plural -s

Definition of contemperation

obsolete
: the act of contempering or state of being contempered : accommodation also : something that contempers : compromise

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History and Etymology for contemperation

Middle French, from Late Latin contemperation-, contemperatio, from Latin contemperatus (past participle of contemperare) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Contemperation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contemperation. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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