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self-possession

[self-puh-zesh-uh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf pəˈzɛʃ ən, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
the quality of being self-possessed; control of one's feelings, behavior, etc.; composure; poise.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45
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self-possession

n.

"command of one's emotions," 1745, from self- + possession (n.). Related: Self-possessed.

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