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From French célibat, from Latin caelibatus, perfect passive participle of caelibare, from caelebs (“unmarried”).
Latin caelibātus from caelebs caelib- unmarried
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
There is a trend among religious teenages to sign a pledge to remain celibate until they marry.
She stayed celibate, never dating, in order to maintain her cover.
The parochial clergy are celibate in so far as they must be married when appointed, but if left widowers may not marry again.
Catholic priests are required to be celibate as part of their vows.
He was celibate while she was very much not.
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