Definitions for: Chastity

[n] abstaining from sexual relations
[n] morality with respect to sexual relations

Webster (1913) Definition: Chas"ti*ty, n. [F. chastet['e], fr. L. castitas, fr.
castus. See Chaste.]
1. The state of being chaste; purity of body; freedom from
unlawful sexual intercourse.

She . . . hath preserved her spotless chastity. --T.

2. Moral purity.

So dear to heaven is saintly chastity, That, when a
soul is found sicerely so A thousand liveried angels
lackey her. --Milton.

3. The unmarried life; celibacy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

4. (Literature & Art) Chasteness.

Synonyms: celibacy, sexual abstention, sexual morality, virtue

See Also: abstinence, honor, honour, morality, purity

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