self-poise

noun
\ ˌself-ˈpȯiz How to pronounce self-poise (audio) \

Definition of self-poise

: the quality or state of being self-poised

First Known Use of self-poise

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-poise was in 1844

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