self-command

noun

self-com·​mand ˌself-kə-ˈmand How to pronounce self-command (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-command was in 1651

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“Self-command.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-command. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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