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Definition of Celibate

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bachelor; one who is chaste, on who abstains from sexual intercourse
committed to being chaste; abstaining from sexual intercourse
Celibate Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
One who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry.
Celibate state; celibacy.
Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.
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\cel"i*bate\ (?), n. [l. aelibatus, fr. caelebs unmarried, single.]
1. celibate state; celibacy. [obs.] he preferreth holy celibate before the estate of marriage. taylor.
2. one who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry.
\cel"i*bate\, a. unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.

an unmarried person, esp. one who refrains from sexual activity. abstaining from sexual intercourse ;unmarried ;N. celibacy****She decided to remain celebate for the rest of her life.
Though the late Havelock Ellis wrote extensively about sexual customs and was considered an expert in such matters, recent studies maintain he was celibate throughout his life.
WordNet 2.0

1. an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
(hypernym) religionist, religious person

1. abstaining from sexual intercourse; "celibate priests"
(synonym) continent
(similar) chaste
Celibate Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Celibacy (from Latin, cælibatus") is the state of voluntarily being unmarried, sexually abstinent, or both, usually for religious reasons. It is often in association with the role of a religious official or devotee. In its narrow sense, the term celibacy is applied only to those for whom the unmarried state is the result of a sacred vow, act of renunciation, or religious conviction. In a wider sense, it is commonly understood to only mean abstinence from sexual activity.

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Celibate Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of HIV/AIDS Terms
Choosing to abstain from any sexual activity. It is often presented as holy scripture for many religious orders, and less often for unmarried people; a prevention techniques for HIV/AIDS.