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celibacy

cel·i·ba·cy

celibacy

pronunciation:
se l bih si
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of being unmarried, esp. as the result of a religious vow.
similar words:
asceticism, chastity, monasticism, renunciation, self-denial, virginity
definition 2: abstention from sexual intercourse.
synonyms:
chastity, virginity, virtue
similar words:
abstinence, purity, self-abnegation, self-control, self-denial, self-restraint