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chaste

Legal Definition of chaste

Adjective

  1. A person who has never voluntarily had sexual intercourse outside of marriage such as unmarried virgins.

Definition of chaste

Etymology

    From Old French chaste ("morally pure"), from Latin castus ("pure").

Pronunciation

  • chāst, /tʃeɪst/, /tSeIst/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Homophones: chased
  • Rhymes: -eɪst

Adjective

chaste (comparative more chaste, superlative most chaste)

  1. Abstaining from sexual intercourse.
  2. Innocent.
  3. Celibate.
  4. Austere.
  5. Modest.

Usage notes

  • Married couples are often exhorted to have "chaste sex"--compare the Vatican encyclical Casti Connubii (Of Chaste Wedlock).

Derived terms

See also

  • pure

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: acehst
  • cheats
  • sachet
  • scathe
  • stache
  • taches

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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