Definition of chastity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃæstəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃæstəti//
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the state of not having sex with anyone or only having sex with the person you are married to; being chaste vows of chastity (= those taken by some priests) Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French chastete, from Latin castitas, from castus ‘morally pure’.
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