celibacy definition

  • noun:
    • Abstinence from sexual activity, specifically by explanation of spiritual vows.
    • The condition of being unmarried.
    • Abstaining from wedding; the state of being single.
    • Abstaining from intimate relations.
    • their state of being unmarried; single life, esp. that of a bachelor, or of 1 limited by vows to not ever marry.
    • their state to be celibate or single; just one life; voluntary abstention from marriage: because, the celibacy regarding the clergy.
    • an unmarried condition
    • abstaining from intimate relations (as as a result of religious vows)

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