celibacy

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From Latin caelibatus (celibacy, a single life), perfect passive participle of caelibare, from caelebs (unmarried).

Noun[edit]

celibacy (uncountable)

  1. Abstaining from marriage; the state of being unmarried.
  2. Abstaining from sexual relations.

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