1. The state of being chaste; purity of body; freedom from unlawful sexual intercourse.
She . . . hath preserved her spotless chastity. --T. Carew.
2. Moral purity.
So dear to heaven is saintly chastity,
That, when a soul is found sicerely so
A thousand liveried angels lackey her. --Milton.
3. The unmarried life; celibacy. [Obs.]
4. Literature & Art Chasteness.
n 1: abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious
vows) [syn: celibacy, sexual abstention]
2: morality with respect to sexual relations [syn: virtue, sexual