Definition of virgo intacta in English:

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virgo intacta

Pronunciation: /ˌvərɡō inˈtaktə/

noun

chiefly Law
A girl or woman who has never had sexual intercourse, originally a virgin whose hymen is intact.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Latin, literally 'untouched virgin'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: vir·go in·tac·ta

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