Definition of abstinency in English:

abstinency

noun

  • 1The quality or fact of being abstinent; the habit or practice of abstaining from food, pleasure, etc.

  • 2rare An act of abstaining; (occasionally) specifically a fast. Now rare.

Origin

Early 16th century. From classical Latin abstinentia abstinence; compare -y.

Pronunciation:

abstinency

/ˈabstɪnənsi/