The condition of being pure. Specifically:
freedom from foreign admixture or deleterious matter; as, the purity of water, of wine, of drugs, of metals.
Cleanness; freedom from foulness or dirt. The purity of a linen vesture. .
freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin; innocence; chastity; as, purity of heart or of life.
freedom from any sinister or improper motives or views.
freedom from foreign idioms, or from barbarous or improper words or phrases; as, purity of style.
Origin: OE. Purete, purte, OF. Purte, F. Purete, from L. Puritas, fr. Purus pure. See Pure.