Definition for MOD-ER-A-TION

MOD-ER-A-TION, n. [L. moderatio.]

  1. The state of being moderate, or keeping a due mean between extremes or excess of violence. The General's moderation after victory was more honorable than the victory itself. In moderation placing all my glory, / While tories call me whig, and whigs a tory. Pope.
  2. Restraint of violent passions or indulgence of appetite. Eat and drink with moderation; indulge with moderation in pleasures and exercise.
  3. Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear prosperity or adversity with moderation.
  4. Frugality in expenses. Ainsworth.

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