celibacy

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cel·i·ba·cy

 (sĕl′ə-bə-sē)
n.
1. Abstinence from sexual relations.
2. The condition of remaining unmarried, especially for religious reasons.

cel•i•ba•cy

(ˈsɛl ə bə si)

n.
1. abstention from sexual relations.
2. abstention by vow from marriage.
3. the state of being unmarried.
[1655–65; < Latin caelib(ātus) celibacy (caelib-, s. of caelebs single + -ātus -ate3) + -acy]
cel`i•bat′ic (-ˈbæt ɪk) adj.

celibacy

the state of being single or unmarried, especially in the case of one bound by vows not to marry. — celibate, n., adj.
See also: Catholicism
the state of being single or unmarried, especially in the case of one bound by vows not to marry. — celibate, n., adj.
See also: Marriage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.celibacy - an unmarried status
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
2.celibacy - abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)celibacy - abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
abstinence - act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"

celibacy

noun chastity, purity, virginity, continence, singleness priests who take a vow of celibacy for life
Quotations
"Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures" [Dr. Johnson Rasselas]
Translations
عُزوبَه
celibát
cølibat
selibaatti
nőtlenség
einlífi, skírlífi
celibatasdorasgyvenantis celibate
celibāts
celibát
evlenmeme

celibacy

[ˈselɪbəsɪ] Ncelibato m

celibacy

[ˈsɛlɪbəsi] ncélibat m

celibacy

nZölibat nt or m; (fig)Enthaltsamkeit f

celibacy

[ˈsɛlɪbəsɪ] ncelibato

celibacy

(ˈselibəsi) noun
the state of being unmarried or of refraining from sexual intercourse, especially in obedience to religious vows.
ˈcelibate (-bət) adjective