celibacy

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celibacy

(1) Abstention from sexual relations.
(2) Nonmarriage for religious reasons.
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celibacy

Sexology A state of being unmarried and abstinent from sexual relationships; vows of celibacy may be taken by clerics, and required by their religious order
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