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celibacy

celibacy

noun cel·i·ba·cy \ˈse-lə-bə-sē\

Definition of CELIBACY

1
:  the state of not being married
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>

First Known Use of CELIBACY

1646

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