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CELIBACY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does celibacy mean? 

CELIBACY (noun)
  The noun CELIBACY has 2 senses:

1. an unmarried status
2. abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)

  Familiarity information: CELIBACY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CELIBACY (noun)


Sense 1celibacy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unmarried status

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("celibacy" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)


Sense 2celibacy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

chastity; sexual abstention; celibacy

Hypernyms ("celibacy" is a kind of...):

abstinence (act or practice of refraining from indulging an appetite)

Domain category:

faith; religion; religious belief (a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny)


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