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Meaning of CHASTITY

Pronunciation:  'chastitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  abstaining from sexual relations
  2. [n]  morality with respect to sexual relations

CHASTITY is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: celibacy, sexual abstention, sexual morality, virtue
 See Also: abstinence, honor, honour, morality, purity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chas"ti*ty\, n. [F. chastet['e], fr. L. castitas, fr.
castus. See {Chaste}.]
1. The state of being chaste; purity of body; freedom from
   unlawful sexual intercourse.

         She . . . hath preserved her spotless chastity. --T.

2. Moral purity.

         So dear to heaven is saintly chastity, That, when a
         soul is found sicerely so A thousand liveried angels
         lackey her.                           --Milton.

3. The unmarried life; celibacy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

4. (Literature & Art) Chasteness.

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