vow of chastity

noun phrase

: a promise never to have sex
The priest took a vow of chastity.

Examples of vow of chastity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The battle began last year when the nuns sued Olson and the diocese after Olson and other diocese officials came to the monastery to investigate reports that Gerlach violated her vow of chastity with a priest from outside of the diocese. Elizabeth Campbell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Apr. 2024 As church bells rang in the background, Gerlach admitted to breaking her vow of chastity on two occasions. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 27 June 2023

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“Vow of chastity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vow%20of%20chastity. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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