chastity

[ chas-ti-tee ]
/ ˈtʃæs tɪ ti /

noun

the state or quality of being chaste.

Origin of chastity

1175–1225; Middle English chastite, variant of chastete < Old French < Latin castitāt- (stem of castitās), equivalent to cast(us) chaste + -itāt- -ity

Related forms

non·chas·ti·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chastity

chastity

/ (ˈtʃæstɪtɪ) /

noun

the state of being chaste; purity
abstention from sexual intercourse; virginity or celibacya vow of chastity

Word Origin for chastity

C13: from Old French chasteté, from Latin castitās, from castus chaste
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