- The definition of chastity is a quality held by someone pure, modest or celibate.
- A virgin is an example of chastity.
- Faithful married couples are examples of chastity.
chastity definition by Webster's New World
- sexual abstinence; celibacy
- decency or modesty
- simplicity of style
Origin: Middle English chastite ; from Old French chastete ; from Classical Latin castitas: see chaste
chastity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The condition or quality of being pure or chaste.
- a. Virginity.b. Virtuous character.c. Celibacy.
Origin: Middle English chastite, from Old French chastete, from Latin castitās, from castus, pure; see chaste.