[chas-tahyz, chas-tahyz] /tʃæsˈtaɪz, ˈtʃæs taɪz/
verb (used with object), chastised, chastising.
to discipline, especially by corporal punishment.
to criticize severely.
Archaic. to restrain; .
Archaic. to refine; purify.
to discipline or punish, esp by beating
to scold severely
c.1300, chastisen, from Old French chastiier “to warn, advise, instruct; chastise, admonish; punish; dominate, tame” (12c., Modern French châtier), from Latin castigare “to set or keep right, to reprove, chasten, to punish,” literally “to make pure” (see castigate). Or perhaps from Middle English chastien (see chasten) + -ise, though this would be early for such a native formation. The form of the modern word “is not easily accounted for” [OED]. Related: Chastised; chastising.
He alone may chastise who loves. [Rabindranath Tagore, “The Crescent Moon,” 1913]
[chas-ti-tee] /ˈtʃæs tɪ ti/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . /ˈtʃæstɪtɪ/ noun 1. the state of being chaste; purity 2. abstention from sexual intercourse; virginity or celibacy: a vow of chastity n. c.1200, chastete, “sexual purity” (as defined by the Church), including but not limited to virginity or celibacy, from Old French […]
noun 1. a beltlike device, worn by women especially in the Middle Ages, designed to prevent sexual intercourse. noun 1. a locking beltlike device with a loop designed to go between a woman’s legs in order to prevent her from having sexual intercourse
- Chastity ring
noun See purity ring
[chaz-yuh-buh l, -uh-buh l, chas-] /ˈtʃæz yə bəl, -ə bəl, ˈtʃæs-/ noun, Ecclesiastical. 1. a sleeveless outer vestment worn by the celebrant at Mass. /ˈtʃæzjʊbəl/ noun 1. (Christianity) a long sleeveless outer vestment worn by a priest when celebrating Mass n. ecclesiastical vestment, c.1300, cheisible, from Old French chesible (12c., Modern French chasuble), from Medieval […]