CONTINENCE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. the capacity to manage the carnal impulses or the impulse to excrete bodily waste or urine. CONTINENCE: "Continence of the urinary system can tend to weaken in the latter years of one's life." Related Psychology Terms UROLAGNIA COPROPHILIA CONDUCTIVITY ORGAN EROTICISM BOWEL CONTROL COUNTERCOMPULSION URGE INCONTINENCE ANACLISIS PARTIALISM PARAPHILIA Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CONTINENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/continence/ (accessed February 19, 2020).