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Meaning of celibacy

cel•i•ba•cy

Pronunciation: (sel'u-bu-sē), [key]
— n.
  1. abstention from sexual relations.
  2. abstention by vow from marriage: the celibacy of priests.
  3. the state of being unmarried.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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