Celibacy Definition

sĕlə-bə-sē
noun
The state of being unmarried, esp. that of a person under a vow not to marry.
Webster's New World
Complete sexual abstinence.
Webster's New World
The condition of remaining unmarried, especially for religious reasons.
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Origin of Celibacy

  • From Latin caelibatus (“celibacy, a single life”), perfect passive participle of caelibare, from caelebs (“unmarried”).

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