chastity

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

chas·ti·ty

noun \ˈchas-tə-tē\

: the state of not having sex with anyone : the quality or state of being chaste

Full Definition of CHASTITY

1
:  the quality or state of being chaste: as
a :  abstention from unlawful sexual intercourse
b :  abstention from all sexual intercourse
c :  purity in conduct and intention
d :  restraint and simplicity in design or expression
2
:  personal integrity

Examples of CHASTITY

  1. <a saint who is often held up as a model of chastity>
  2. <vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience>

First Known Use of CHASTITY

13th century

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