celibate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sel'u-bit, -bāt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who abstains from sexual relations.
  2. a person who remains unmarried, esp. for religious reasons.
  1. observing or pertaining to sexual abstention or a religious vow not to marry.
  2. not married.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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