:Note: is often confused with abstinence. Strictly speaking, chaste means pure and not "abstaining from sex", because married couples are often exhorted to have "chaste sex"--cf. the Vatican encyclical Casti Connubii (Of Chaste Wedlock).
Etymology: From Latin castus, pure
- maintaining the integrity of the powers of life and love placed within the person and opposing any behavior that would violate one's personal dignity or the dignity of another.
- (sometimes considered incorrect) abstaining from sexual intercourse
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