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a. A man who is not married.
b. A man who has never been married.
c. A man who is not married and is not involved in a serious romantic relationship.
2. A person who has completed the undergraduate curriculum of a college or university and holds a bachelor's degree.
3. A male animal that does not mate during the breeding season.
4. A young knight in the service of another knight in feudal times.
[Middle English bacheler, squire, youth, bachelor, from Old French, from Medieval Latin baccalārius, tenant farmer, perhaps of Celtic origin.]
bach′e·lor·dom, bach′e·lor·hood′, bach′e·lor·ship′ n.
1. the state of being a bachelor; bachelorhood
2. the whole collection of bachelors
Bachelory, Bachelordoma group of bachelors; young knights as a class.
Example: a fair host of boys bachelerie, 1297.