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c.1300, undefylde, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of defile (v.). Originally of morals; sexual sense is attested from mid-15c. Physical sense of "not made dirty" is from 1580s.

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  • There is, in fact, but one remedy, "pure and undefiled religion."

    Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II

    Francis Augustus Cox

  • The friends of pure and undefiled religion must awake to this danger.

  • The trees were all uninjured; the carpet of velvety moss was undefiled by blood.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • Certain it is that our inheritance is imperishable, undefiled and unfading.

  • Heirs to an inheritance that is incorruptible, undefiled, and fadeth not away.

    Gathering Jewels

    James Knowles and Matilda Darroch Knowles