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chastity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chastity  \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. 
  Carew. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chastity 
  n  1:  abstaining  from  sexual  relations  [syn:  {celibacy},  {sexual 
  abstention}] 
  2:  morality  with  respect  to  sexual  relations  [syn:  {virtue},  {sexual 
  morality}] 




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