[chas-ti-tee] /ˈtʃæs tɪ ti/

the state or quality of being .
the state of being chaste; purity
abstention from sexual intercourse; virginity or celibacy: a vow of chastity

c.1200, chastete, “sexual purity” (as defined by the Church), including but not limited to virginity or celibacy, from Old French chastete “chastity, purity” (12c., Modern French chasteté), from Latin castitatem (nominative castitas) “purity, chastity” from castus (see caste).


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