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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Purity  \Pu"ri*ty\,  n.  [OE.  purete,  purte,  OF  purt['e],  F. 
  puret['e],  from  L.  puritas,  fr  purus  pure.  See  {Pure}.] 
  The  condition  of  being  pure.  Specifically: 
  a  freedom  from  foreign  admixture  or  deleterious  matter;  as 
  the  purity  of  water,  of  wine,  of  drugs,  of  metals. 
  b  Cleanness;  freedom  from  foulness  or  dirt.  ``The  purity  of 
  a  linen  vesture.''  --Holyday. 
  c  Freedom  from  guilt  or  the  defilement  of  sin;  innocence; 
  chastity;  as  purity  of  heart  or  of  life. 
  d  Freedom  from  any  sinister  or  improper  motives  or  views. 
  e  Freedom  from  foreign  idioms,  or  from  barbarous  or 
  improper  words  or  phrases;  as  purity  of  style. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  being  undiluted  or  unmixed  with  extraneous  material  [syn:  {pureness}] 
  [ant:  {impurity}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  free  from  sin  or  moral  wrong  lacking  a 
  knowledge  of  evil  [syn:  {sinlessness},  {innocence}] 
  3:  a  woman's  virtue  or  chastity  [syn:  {honor},  {honour}] 

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