Im*pu"ri*ty (?), n.; pl. Impurities (#). [L. impuritas: cf. F. impuret'e.]
The condition or quality of being impure in any sense; defilement; foulness; adulteration.
Profaneness, impurity, or scandal, is not wit.
That which is, or which renders anything, impure; foul matter, action, language, etc.; a foreign ingredient.
Foul impurities reigned among the monkish clergy.
Want of ceremonial purity; defilement.
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