chastity

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noun chas·ti·ty \ˈchas-tə-tē\

Definition of chastity

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being chaste: such asa :  abstention from unlawful sexual intercourseb :  abstention from all sexual intercourse The priest took a vow of chastity.c :  purity in conduct and intention sought to protect her threatened chastityd :  restraint and simplicity in design or expression … describes the familiar campaigns with an admirable chastity of diction. — Richard Brookhiser

  2. 2 :  personal integrity

Examples of chastity in a sentence

  1. <a saint who is often held up as a model of chastity>

  2. <vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience>

Origin and Etymology of chastity

see chaste


First Known Use: 13th century



CHASTITY Defined for English Language Learners

chastity

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noun chas·ti·ty \ˈchas-tə-tē\

Definition of chastity for English Language Learners

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


CHASTITY Defined for Kids

chastity

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noun chas·ti·ty \ˈcha-stə-tē\

Definition of chastity for Students

  1. :  the quality or state of being pure in thought and act



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