Definitions for chastity
ˈtʃæs tɪ tichasti·ty
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chastity, celibacy, sexual abstentionnoun
abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
virtue, chastity, sexual moralitynoun
morality with respect to sexual relations
The state of abstaining from sexual intercourse before or outside of marriage; avoidance of sexual sins; the quality of being chaste; moral purity.
from the virtue chastity.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: castitas, Lat.
Who can be bound by any solemn vow,
To force a spotless virgin’s chastity? William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Chastity is either abstinence or continence: abstinence is that of virgins or widows; continence of married persons: chaste marriages are honourable and pleasing to God. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of Living Holy.
Ev’n here where frozen chastity retires,
Love finds an altar for forbidden fires. Alexander Pope.
There is not chastity enough in language,
Without offence to utter them. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.
Chastity, also known as purity, is a virtue related to temperance. Someone who is chaste refrains either from sexual activity considered immoral or any sexual activity, according to their state of life. In some contexts, for example when making a vow of chastity, chastity means the same as celibacy.
Chastity is the state or practice of refraining from extra-marital, or especially from all, sexual intercourse. The term is often associated with virtues such as purity and moral integrity. Chastity can also refer to the abstention from all sexual activity as in celibacy.
the state of being chaste; purity of body; freedom from unlawful sexual intercourse
the unmarried life; celibacy
Etymology: [F. chastet, fr. L. castitas, fr. castus. See Chaste.]
Chastity refers to the sexual behavior of a man or woman acceptable to the moral standards and guidelines of a culture, civilization or religion. In the Western world, the term has become closely associated with sexual abstinence, especially before marriage. However, the term remains applicable to persons in all states, single or married, clerical or lay, heterosexual or homosexual, and has implications beyond sexual temperance.
The numerical value of chastity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of chastity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
The ogres were not exclusively men in cassocks. Paedophilia does not necessarily derive from a vow of chastity, but it is by now clear that there were too many people in the Church who were more worried about the image of the institution than the gravity of the act.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.
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