As applied to an unmarried person, undefiled, which, in the case of a female, means one who has retained her virginity. State v Dacke, 59 Wash 238, 109 P 1050. Purity of body in the sense of never having had meretricious relations. State v Holter, 32 SD 43, 142 NW 657. Some authority applies the additional condition in respect of the unmarried female that she never have indulged in obscenity of language, indecency of conduct, or undue familiarity with men. 47 Am J1st Seduc § 13. Other authority takes the contrary view that so long as the unmarried female is a virgin, she is to be considered chaste, notwithstanding her conduct, permitting familiarities and liberties to be taken with her by men, at the thought of which, some women blush. Married persons are chaste where faithful to the marriage vows. State v Carron, 18 Iowa 372, 375. So, a widow or divorcee may be chaste, notwithstanding she is no virgin. 47 Am J1st Seduc § 14.

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