Definitions for celibacyˈsɛl ə bə si
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an unmarried status
chastity, celibacy, sexual abstention(noun)
abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
Abstaining from marriage; the state of being unmarried.
Abstaining from sexual relations.
Origin: From Latin caelibatus, perfect passive participle of caelibare, from caelebs.
the state of being unmarried; single life, esp. that of a bachelor, or of one bound by vows not to marry
Origin: [See Celibate, n.]
Celibacy refers to a state of being unmarried and sexually abstinent, usually in association with the role of a religious official or devotee. In its narrow sense, the term is applied only to those for whom the unmarried state is the result of a sacred vow, act of renunciation, or religious conviction. Celibacy has existed in one form or another throughout history and in virtually all the major religions of the world. Celibacy is distinct from the lack of interest in sex, which may be due to a number of reasons, such as asexuality.
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Celibacy is not hereditary.
To suppose such a thing possible as a society, in which men, who are able and willing to work, cannot support their families, and ought, with a great part of the women, to be compelled to lead a life of celibacy, for fear of having children to be starved; to suppose such a thing possible is monstrous.
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- безбра́чие, сексуа́лно въздържа́ние, ергенствоBulgarian
- celibát, svobodný stavCzech
- Keuschheit, ZölibatGerman
- aontamhachdScottish Gaelic
- безбра́чие, воздержа́ние, целиба́т, сексуа́льное воздержа́ниеRussian
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