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PU'RITY, n. L. puritas, form purus.

1. Freedom from foreign admixture or heterogeneous matter as the purity of water, of wine, of spirit the purity of drugs the purity of metals.
2. Cleanness freedom from foulness or dirt as the purity of a garment.

The purity of a linen vesture.

3. Freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin innocence as purity of heart or life.
4. Chastity freedom from contamination by illicit sexual connection.
5. Freedom from any sinister or improper views as the purity of motives or designs.
6. Freedom from foreign idioms, from barbarous or improper words or phrases as purity of style or language.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Purity'. King James Dictionary.

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