Definition of castrated:
- "Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed.", S. A. Reilly.
- "Plutarch's Lives Volume III.", Plutarch.
The author affirmed that none might exercise the functions of the priesthood if he was not sound in body, or if any of his members had been amputated, and asking apropos of this, if a castrated man could be ordained a priest, he answered his own question, " No, unless he carries upon him, reduced to powder, the parts which are wanting."- "Là-bas", J. K. Huysmans.