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celibacy Syllabification: cel·i·ba·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈseləbəsē/

Definition of celibacy in English:


The state of abstaining from marriage and sexual relations: his brother’s priestly vow of celibacy
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  • The early Church saw a debate between the proponents of chastity and celibacy.
  • If you are struggling with celibacy like this, maybe active ministry isn't where you should be?
  • Marriage has many pains, says Johnson in Rasselas, but celibacy has no pleasures.
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