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celibate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celibate  \Cel"i*bate\,  n.  [L.  aelibatus  fr  caelebs  unmarried, 
  single.] 
  1.  Celibate  state;  celibacy.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  .  .  .  preferreth  holy  celibate  before  the  estate 
  of  marrige.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  2.  One  who  is  unmarried,  esp.  a  bachelor,  or  one  bound  by 
  vows  not  to  marry. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Celibate  \Cel"i*bate\,  a. 
  Unmarried;  single;  as  a  celibate  state. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  celibate 
  adj  :  abstaining  from  sexual  intercourse;  "celibate  priests"  [syn: 
  {continent}] 
  n  :  an  unmarried  person  who  has  taken  a  religious  vow  of 
  chastity 




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