Definition of

Chasten

  1. (verb, communication) censure severely
  2. (verb, change) restrain
  3. (verb, change) correct by punishment or discipline

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Chasten

  1. 1526, from obsolete chaste (v.), c.1200, from O.Fr. chastier (see chastize). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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