(?), n. [F. chastet, fr. L. castitas, fr. castus. See Chaste.] 1. The state of being chaste; purity of body; freedom from unlawful sexual intercourse.
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She . . . hath preserved her spotless chastity.
T. Carew.
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2. Moral purity.
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So dear to heaven is saintly chastity,
That, when a soul is found sicerely so
A thousand liveried angels lackey her.
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3. The unmarried life; celibacy. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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4. (Literature & Art) Chasteness.
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