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Temperance is often considered a virtue in Christian and classical philosophy. You find this concept in Plato as the word σωφροσύνη.

Would the French word tempérance be used to describe this virtue? I suspect so, but I wanted to make sure. It's the obvious cognate to the English word, but you never know!

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Yes, the word "tempérance" is used to describe this virtue, a core virtue in Christianity.

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