self-command

noun
self-com·​mand | \ˌself-kə-ˈmand \

Definition of self-command 

: command of oneself : self-control She turns away and sits down on the bench under the yew tree, struggling to recover her self-command.— George Bernard Shaw When Tommy set forth on the trail of the two men, it took all Tuppence's self-command to refrain from accompanying him.— Agatha Christie

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1651, in the meaning defined above

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