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