Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Chastity.—The virtue opposed to lust is chastity, which renders us circumspect in all that might tend to impurity, and induces us to abstain from what is immoral. Chastity is obligatory on all in a general sense, but it is a special duty for ecclesiastics and those in religious communities, who have,
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics
chastity. The preservation of sexual purity. Although the term refers to sexual *integrity in general, whether as a married or a single person, chastity is often understood in the narrower sense of preserving one’s virginity. The violation of chastity, that is, engaging in sexual relations outside of
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
CHASTITY. According to *Isidore of Seville’s etymology (Et. 10,33), castus is the term indicating those qui perpetuam libidinis abstinentiam pollicebantur. The virtue of chastity is not exclusive to a particular state of life, but is an element of every state: *virginity, marriage, celibacy. Its value