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Encyclopedia > Templars of Honor and Temperance

The Templars of Honor and Temperance was established in the United States in 1845 as the Marshall Temperance Fraternity as part of the temperance movement. It then became the "Marshall Temple, Sons of Honor," and finally became the Templars of Honor and Temperance. It promotes complete abstinence from all alcoholic beverages. A Temperance Movement (see definition of temperance) attempts to greatly reduce the amount of alcohol consumed or even prohibit its production and consumption entirely. ... Abstinence is the act or habit of refraining from some tempting activity, usually sex, but also other activities such as alcohol or food consumption. ... Alcoholic beverages are drinks containing ethanol, popularly called alcohol. ...

It is a secret fraternal order whose signs, hand grips, passwords and emblems closely resemble those of the Masons and the Odd Fellows. Fraternal can mean: A friendly society. ... A mason is a worker in brick or stone, now primarily involved in building walls, but previously also arches and vaults. ... The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is an ancient fraternal organization thought to have been established in England in the mid-1700s. ...

The organization still exists in Scandinavia, where it is known as Tempel Riddare Orden. Scandinavia, Fennoscandia, and the Kola Peninsula. ...

See also

  • History of Anti-Alcohol Movements in the U.S.


  • Tempel Riddare Orden
  • Temperance Orders

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