Definition of


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

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Origin of the word Chasten

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

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an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity