- the state or quality of being chaste.
Origin of chastity
Examples from the Web for chastity
Okay, but still, “Homosexual persons are called to chastity.”Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition
October 3, 2014
If women attend games he said, there could be no guarantees that hejab or chastity would be properly observed or respected.Iran Won’t Let Women Watch The World Cup
June 21, 2014
All of these individuals take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and live together in community.A Prominent Jesuit Talks About the Order’s First Pope
March 14, 2013
She appears to be, on the surface, a paragon of chastity and virtue.Taylor Swift Is Badass and So Is Her Record-Breaking Album, ‘Red’
November 2, 2012
So Chaz—whether when he was a lesbian as Chastity or a man as Chaz—is fat.Billy Sammeth, the Manager Fired by Cher and Joan Rivers, Tells His Side of the Story
February 14, 2012
She knew of situations like that, the cul-de-sac of chastity, worse than any devised by a Javert.Within the Law
Externally the combat of chastity recommences; always the thorns reappear.The Dream
Numberless women have withered in this unprofitable service to chastity.
But, indeed, chastity had at first no connection with morals.
Chastity is only regarded as a virtue when the woman has become the property of the husband.
- the state of being chaste; purity
- abstention from sexual intercourse; virginity or celibacya vow of chastity
Word Origin and History for chastity
c.1200, chastete, "sexual purity" (as defined by the Church), including but not limited to virginity or celibacy, from Old French chastete "chastity, purity" (12c., Modern French chasteté), from Latin castitatem (nominative castitas) "purity, chastity" from castus (see caste).