Chas"ti*ty (?), n. [F. chasteté, fr. L. castitas, fr. castus. See Chaste.] 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.

3. The unmarried life; celibacy. [Obs.] Chaucer.

4. (Literature & Art) Chasteness.