Complete Definition of "celibate"

English

Etymology
From Latin caelibatus, perfect passive participle of caelibare, from caelebs, unmarried

Adjective
celibate

  1. 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.

Translations

Czech: svobodný m, celibátní, žijící v celibátu, (woman without husband): nevdaná, (man without wife): neženatý
Esperanto: fraÅ­lo
Ido: celiba
Interlingua: celibe, celibatario
Italian: celibe inv
mid
Latin: caelibatus m, caelibata f, caelibatum n
Slovak: celibát m
Spanish: celibe

Noun
celibate, plural celibates

  1. 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

Translations

Czech: osoba žijící v celibátu

Related terms
abstinent
celibacy
chaste
chastity
friar
monk
pure

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