Definition of chastity
- The priest took a vow of chastity.
- sought to protect her threatened chastity
- … describes the familiar campaigns with an admirable chastity of diction.
- —Richard Brookhiser
a saint who is often held up as a model of chastity
vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
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: the state of not having sex with anyone : the quality or state of being chaste
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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