From Latin caelibatus (“celibacy, a single life”), perfect passive participle of caelibare, from caelebs (“unmarried”).
Celibacy Sentence Examples
We talked about celibacy and all the stuff he'd miss.
The matter of the celibacy of the clergy was more serious.
From dreams of clerical celibacy he was roused by making acquaintance with the family of John Colt of New Hall, in Essex.
To counteract it celibacy was finally imposed on the clergy, and the great mendicant orders evolved; while the constant polemic of the Cathar teachers against the cruelty, rapacity and irascibility of the Jewish tribal god led the church to prohibit the circulation of the Old Testament among laymen.