Chastity meaning

chăstĭ-tē
The state of abstaining from sexual intercourse before or outside of marriage; avoidance of sexual sins; the quality of being chaste; moral purity.
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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.

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(rare) A female given name from the virtue chastity.
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The condition or quality of being chaste, especially the condition of not having had sexual intercourse or of abstaining from sexual relations.
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The quality or state of being chaste.
  • Virtuousness.
  • Sexual abstinence; celibacy.
  • Decency or modesty.
  • Simplicity of style.
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Origin of chastity

  • Middle English chastite from Old French chastete from Latin castitās from castus pure chaste

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French chastete.

    From Wiktionary