The quality or condition of being pure:
The voluntary sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than his or her spouse. The consent of both parties and penetration are required for adultery to exist. Under the common law, only a married woman could commit adultery, but most states now apply the term to married men as well. Also, in the states where adultery is still a crime, most statutes now provide that the unmarried sexual partner of a married person can also be charged with the offense. See also criminal conversation, fornication, and rape.
The state, quality, or virtue of being innocent, especially:
Effective force or power:
The condition of remaining unmarried, especially for religious reasons.
Something done or given as a token or act of respect
(Rare) The practice of marrying only once during life
Faithful devotion to duty or to one's obligations or vows; loyalty; faithfulness
The quality or condition of being whole or undivided; completeness:
The quality or condition of needing careful and deft handling
The state or fact of being a virgin
The condition or time of being a maiden.
The state or quality of being temperate; self-restraint in conduct, expression, indulgence of the appetites, etc.; moderation
Moral quality or character; rightness or wrongness, as of an action
Self-restraint, especially abstinence from sexual intercourse.
The definition of a restraint is something that restricts freedom or prevents someone from doing something.
Indecent behavior offensive to observers.
A federal court’s act of declining to exercise its jurisdiction while awaiting or deferring to a decision by a state court. In doing so, the federal court retains jurisdiction of the legal issues at hand and may decide those issues if the plaintiff is not satisfied with the state court’s decision. See also comity and relinquishment. Several rationales for a federal court’s abstention are named for the United States Supreme Court decision in which the rationale was first applied. These include:
Devotion is defined as loyalty, love or practicing and believing in a specific religion.
(Law) The act of such illicit sexual intercourse between a man and a woman which does not by law amount to adultery.
(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
Females or males considered as a group:
abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
morality with respect to sexual relations
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