Definition of Chastity

1. Noun. Abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows).

Exact synonyms: Celibacy, Sexual Abstention
Generic synonyms: Abstinence
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Derivative terms: Chaste

2. Noun. Morality with respect to sexual relations.
Exact synonyms: Sexual Morality, Virtue
Generic synonyms: Morality
Specialized synonyms: Honor, Honour, Pureness, Purity
Attributes: Chaste, Unchaste
Derivative terms: Chaste, Virtuous

Definition of Chastity

1. n. The state of being chaste; purity of body; freedom from unlawful sexual intercourse.

Definition of Chastity

1. Proper noun. (rare) (given name female from=English) from the virtue chastity. ¹

2. Noun. The state of abstaining from sexual intercourse before or outside of marriage; avoidance of sexual sins; the quality of being chaste; moral purity. ¹

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Definition of Chastity

1. moral purity [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chastity

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Literary usage of Chastity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Understood as interdicting all carnal pleasures, chastity is taken generally ... With chastity is often confounded modesty, though this latter is properly ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"The presumption of chastity.—Two views are held upon the question whether any presumption of law exists as to the chastity of the female in a trial for ..."

3. Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All & None by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1896)
"Do I counsel chastity ? chastity is a virtue with some, but with most almost a vice. True, these abstain: but the she-dog of sensuality looketh with envy ..."

4. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1850)
"likenesses, discourses: and this ought to be the chastity of virgins, and widows, ... They that have performed these duties and parts of chastity, ..."

5. The General Principles of the Law of Evidence: In Their Application to the by Frank Sumner Rice (1894)
"Presumption as to chastity, how Rebutted.— Under a statute making it indictable to seduce a female of good repute for chastity, under promise of marriage, ..."

6. The Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones (1908)
"Actions where the chastity of women is in issue.— We have seen that, in certain civil ... In numerous cases, it is held that, while the chastity of the ..."

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