Definition of virgo intacta in English:

virgo intacta

Syllabification: vir·go in·tac·ta
Pronunciation: /ˈvərgō inˈtaktə


chiefly Law
A girl or woman who has never had sexual intercourse, originally a virgin whose hymen is intact.
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  • Mary's virginity remained a model for Christian women, and during the sixteenth century the Council of Trent reaffirmed the doctrines surrounding the Blessed Mother's status as virgo intacta.
  • She and her sister Nephthys can be mimed in a piece of religious pageantry by two women, brought onto the scene ‘with pure body’ and each of them virgo intacta.


Latin, literally 'untouched virgin'.

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