(?), a. [L. contiguus; akin to contigere to touch on all sides. See Contingent.] In actual contact; touching; also, adjacent; near; neighboring; adjoining.
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The two halves of the paper did not appear fully divided . . . but seemed contiguous at one of their angles.
Sir I. Newton.
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Sees no contiguous palace rear its head.
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Contiguous angles. See Adjacent angles, under Angle.

Syn. -- Adjoining; adjacent. See Adjacent.

-- Con*tig"u*ous*ly, adv. -- Con*tig"u*ous*ness, n.
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(?) }, n. [F. continence, L. continentia. See Continent, and cf. Countenance.] 1. Self-restraint; self-command.
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He knew what to say; he knew also, when to leave off, -- a continence which is practiced by few writers.
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2. The restraint which a person imposes upon his desires and passions; the act or power of refraining from indulgence of the sexual appetite, esp. from unlawful indulgence; sometimes, moderation in sexual indulgence.
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If they [the unmarried and widows] have not continency, let them marry.
1 Cor. vii. 9 (Rev. Ver. ).
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Chastity is either abstinence or continence: abstinence is that of virgins or widows; continence, that of married persons.
Jer. Taylor.
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3. Uninterrupted course; continuity. [Obs.] Ayliffe.
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