Celibacy



abstention from sexual relations.
abstention by vow from marriage:
the celibacy of priests.
the state of being unmarried.
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1660s, formed in English, with -cy + Latin caelibatus “state of being unmarried,” from caelebs “unmarried,” probably from PIE root *kaiwelo- “alone” + lib(h)s- “living.”

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