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  • not married; unmarried. Sometimes confused with chaste (pure) and sexually abstinent (abstaining from sexual relations and pleasures). Members of religious communities sometimes take vows to remain celibate, since the community is their family.
  • person who is not married, especially one who has taken a religious vow not to get married, usually because of being a member of a religious community
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cel"i*bate (?), n. [L. aelibatus, fr. caelebs unmarried, single.] 1. Celibate state; celibacy. [Obs.]

He . . . preferreth holy celibate before the estate of marriage.
Jer. 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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