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celibacy

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noun cel·i·ba·cy \ˈse-lə-bə-sē\

Definition of celibacy

  1. 1 :  the state of not being married

  2. 2 a :  abstention from sexual intercourse b :  abstention by vow from marriage



Examples of celibacy

  1. <a widower who has maintained absolute celibacy since the death of his wife>



1646

First Known Use of celibacy

1646



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