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celibacy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celibacy  \Ce*lib"a*cy\,  n.  [See  {Celibate},  n.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  celibacy 
  n  1:  an  unmarried  status  (as  because  of  religious  vows) 
  2:  abstaining  from  sexual  relations  [syn:  {chastity},  {sexual 
  abstention}] 




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