Definitions for celibacyˈsɛl ə bə si
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cel•i•ba•cyˈsɛl ə bə si(n.)
abstention from sexual relations.
abstention by vow from marriage.
the state of being unmarried.
Origin of celibacy:
1655–65; < L caelib(ātus) celibacy (caelib-, s. of caelebs single +-ātus -ate3) + -acy
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
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.
Translations for celibacy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of being unmarried or of refraining from sexual intercourse, especially in obedience to religious vows.
- ongetroude staat, selibaatAfrikaans
- (обет за) безбрачиеBulgarian
- celibatoPortuguese (BR)
- das ZölibatGerman
- einlífi, skírlífiIcelandic
- celibat, ogift ståndSwedish
- การเป็นโสด; การละเว้นจากการร่วมเพศThai
- evlenmeme (yemini)Turkish
- (因宗教發願)獨身禁慾，守貞Chinese (Trad.)
- безшлюбність, целібатUkrainian
- sống độc thânVietnamese
- 独身生活，禁欲Chinese (Simp.)
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