(Chas*tise") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chastised (- tizd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Chastising.] [OE. chastisen; chastien + ending -isen + modern -ise, -ize, L. - izare, Gr. -i`zein. See Chasten.]

1. To inflict pain upon, by means of stripes, or in any other manner, for the purpose of punishment or reformation; to punish, as with stripes.

How fine my master is! I am afraid
He will chastise me.

I am glad to see the vanity or envy of the canting chemists thus discovered and chastised.

2. To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.

The gay, social sense, by decency chastised.

Syn. — See Chasten.

(Chas"tise*ment) n. [From Chastise.] The act of chastising; pain inflicted for punishment and correction; discipline; punishment.

Shall I so much dishonor my fair stars,
On equal terms to give him chastesement!

I have borne chastisement; I will not offend any more.
Job xxxiv. 31.

(Chas*tis"er) n. One who chastises; a punisher; a corrector. Jer. Taylor.

The chastiser of the rich.

(Chas"ti*ty) n. [F. chasteté, fr. L. castitas, fr. castus. See Chaste.]

1. The state of being chaste; purity of body; freedom from unlawful sexual intercourse.

She . . . hath preserved her spotless chastity.
T. Carew.

2. Moral purity.

So dear to heaven is saintly chastity,
That, when a soul is found sicerely so
A thousand liveried angels lackey her.

3. The unmarried life; celibacy. [Obs.] Chaucer.

4. (Literature & Art) Chasteness.

(Chas"u*ble) n. [F. chasuble, LL. casubula, cassibula, casula, a hooded garment, covering the person like a little house; cf. It. casupola, casipola, cottage, dim of L. casa cottage.] (Eccl.) The outer vestment worn by the priest in saying Mass, consisting, in the Roman Catholic Church, of a broad, flat, back piece, and a narrower front piece, the two connected over the shoulders only. The back has usually a large cross, the front an upright bar or pillar, designed to be emblematical of Christ's sufferings. In the Greek Church the chasuble is a large round mantle. [Written also chasible, and chesible.]

(Chat) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chatted; p. pr. & vb. n. Chatting.] [From Chatter. &radic22.] To talk in a light and familiar manner; to converse without form or ceremony; to gossip. Shak.

To chat a while on their adventures.

Syn. — To talk; chatter; gossip; converse.

(Chat), v. t. To talk of. [Obs.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.