Celibacy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈselɪbəsi|  American pronunciation of the word celibacy
Brit.  |ˈsɛlɪbəsi|  British pronunciation of the word celibacy

noun

- an unmarried status
- abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows) (syn: chastity)

Examples

...a widower who has maintained absolute celibacy since the death of his wife...

a priest who had taken a vow of celibacy

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