celibacy

  1. an unmarried status (as because of religious vows)
  2. abstaining from sexual relations

Celibacy

Celibacy (from Latin, cælibatus) is voluntarily being unmarried, sexually abstinent or both, usually for religious reasons. It is often in association with the role of a religious official or devotee. In its narrow sense, the term celibacy is applied only to those for whom the unmarried state is the result of a sacred vow, act of renunciation, or...
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Celibacy

• (n.) The state of being unmarried; single life, esp. that of a bachelor, or of one bound by vows not to marry.
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celibacy

noun an unmarried status
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Celibacy

Ce·lib'a·cy noun [ See Celibate , noun ] The state of being unmarried; single life, esp. that of a bachelor, or of one bound by vows not to marry. 'The celibacy of the clergy.' Hallom.
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celibacy

celibacy (sel'ibusē) , voluntary refusal to enter the married state, with abstinence from sexual activity. It is one of the typically Christian forms of asceticism. In ancient Rome the vestal virgins were celibates, and successful monasticism has everywhere been accompanied by celibacy as ...
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Celibacy

Celibacy is the state of being celibate or unmarried and abstaining from sexual intercourse, the term being especially applied to the voluntary life of abstinence from sex and marriage followed by many religious devotees and by some orders of clergy, as those of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Celibacy

Condition of those who are unmarried. In the Catholic Church priests and religious take vows of absolute chastity. In the Eastern Church, celibacy is required only for bishops; among Protestant pastors marriage is permitted
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Celibacy

The renunciation of marriage and sexual relations as part of a religious vocation. Roman Catholic priests are celibate while Orthodox priests are not required to be celibate (Smith and Green 1995
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celibacy

the state of being unmarried and, therefore, sexually abstinent, usually in association with the role of a religious official or devotee. In its ... [26 related articles]
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celibacy

Way of life involving voluntary abstinence from sexual intercourse. In some religions, such as Christianity and Buddhism, celibacy is sometimes a requirement for certain religious roles, such as the...
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celibacy

Way of life involving voluntary abstinence from sexual intercourse. In some religions, such as Christianity and Buddhism, celibacy is sometimes a requirement for certain religious roles, such as the priesthood or a monastic life. Other religions, including Judaism, strongly discourage celibacy
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celibacy

[n] - an unmarried status (as because of religious vows)
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