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castus adj. with comp. and sup.

2 CAD-, morally pure, unpolluted, spotless, guiltless, virtuous: mentes: vita castissima: quis hoc adulescente castior? V.: populus frugi castusque, H.: se castos servare: castissima domus: signa, proofs of innocence, O.: res familiaris casta a cruore civili. — Plur m. as subst: probrum castis inferre. — Chaste, unpolluted, virtuous, continent: (mulieres) castiores: Minerva, H.: matres, V.: poeta, Ct.: ius matrimonii: voltus, O.Pious, religious, holy, sacred: Aeneas, H.: sacerdotes, V.: qui castam contionem defendo, i. e. auspicato in loco: verbenae, H.: crines, O.: laurus, Tb.: nemus, Ta.Free from avarice, disinterested: homo: castissimus homo.

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