self-mastery

noun
self-mas·tery | \ ˌself-ˈmas-t(ə-)rē \

Definition of self-mastery 

: the ability to control one's own desires or impulses : self-control, self-discipline However, I realized the wisdom of Rooke's advice, and went away by myself to get over my anger and reacquire my self-mastery. —Bram Stoker Self-esteem that is not backed by self-mastery becomes narcissism. —Gracie Bonds Staples

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1652, in the meaning defined above

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