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Adjective, Noun


celibaten. [L. aelibatus, fr. caelebs unmarried, single.].
  •  Celibate state; celibacy.  [1913 Webster]
    "He . . . preferreth holy celibate before the estate of marriage."  [1913 Webster]
  •  One who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry.  [1913 Webster]
     Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.  [1913 Webster]


celibate, adj. & n.
1 committed to abstention from sexual relations and from marriage, esp. for religious reasons.
2 abstaining from sexual relations.
--n. a celibate person.

celibacy n.
F c{eacute}libat or L caelibatus unmarried state f. caelebs -ibis unmarried



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