Abstain

  • (verb): Refrain from voting.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on abstain:

Brahmajala Sutta (Theravada) - Precepts - Majjhima Sila
... Abstain from hurting seeds, plants, roots, branches, cheating, trading, slavery, forgery, bribery, and criminal conduct ... Abstain from hoarding food, drink, clothes (robes), bedding, perfume, spices, and other tools ... Abstain from watching shows (dances, exhibitions, matches, music performances, parades, etc.) ...
Directa Decretal - Background
... man to become a priest, his wife had to agree to abstain from all sexual relations ... of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem had been required to abstain from sexual contact (in order to achieve ritual purity) merely for a lengthy period prior to the periodic performance of the ...
Abstinence in Religion
... Both Jews and Muslims abstain from pork in their regular diet ... Also, Catholics abstain from food and drink for an hour prior to taking Holy Communion, and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and on Fridays during Lent ... Many Traditionalist Catholics abstain all Fridays in the year ...
11th National People's Congress - Election Results
... Secretary-general Election Candidates For Against Abstain Candidates For Against Abstain Wu Bangguo 2,948 9 ... Li Jianguo 2,932 8 ... Presidential Election Vice-President ...
People's Republic Of China Parliamentary Election, 2007–2008 - Election Results
... NPCSC Chairman Election NPCSC Secretary-general Election Candidates For Against Abstain Candidates For Against Abstain Wu Bangguo 2,948 9 ... Li Jianguo 2,932 ...

More definitions of "abstain":

  • (verb): Choose no to consume.
    Example: "I abstain from alcohol"
    Synonyms: refrain, desist

Famous quotes containing the word abstain:

    The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. It is the freedom to refrain, withdraw and abstain which makes a totalitarian regime impossible.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    I believe that every man who has ever been earnest to preserve his higher or poetic faculties in the best condition has been particularly inclined to abstain from animal food, and from much food of any kind.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)