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celibacy Explained

celibacy at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['seləbəsı]

celibacy at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1663, formed in Eng. from L. c?ilibatus "state of being unmarried," from c?ilebs "unmarried," from PIE base *kaiwelo- "alone" + lib(h)s- "living." Celibate first recorded 1829. ///

celibacy at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

State of being unmarried, usually in connection with a religious role or practice. It has existed in some form in most world religions. It may indicate a person's ritual purity (sexual relations being viewed as polluting) or may be adopted to facilitate spiritual advancement (family being seen as an entangling distraction). In shamanistic religions, shamans are often celibate. In Hinduism, "holy men" (or women) who have left ordinary secular life to seek final liberation are celibate. Buddhism began as a celibate order, though many sects have since given up celibacy. Chinese Taoism has monastics and independent celibate adepts. Islam has no institutional celibacy, but individuals may embrace it for personal spiritual advancement. Judaism has prescribed periods of abstinence, but long-term celibacy has not played a large role. The early Christian church tended to regard celibacy as superior to marriage. Since the 12th cent. it has been the rule for Roman Catholic clergy, though clerical celibacy was never adopted by Protestantism.

celibacy at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "celibacy":
Encratism, Friday, Lenten fare, Platonic love, Pythagoreanism,
Pythagorism, Rechabitism, Shakerism, Spartan fare, Stoicism,
abstainment, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence, alienation,
aloneness, aloofness, asceticism, avoidance, bachelorhood,
banyan day, chastity, continence, continency, detachment, eschewal,
fast, fish day, friarhood, fruitarianism, gymnosophy, intactness,
isolation, keeping apart, loneliness, loneness, lonesomeness,
maidenhead, maidenhood, monachism, monasticism, monkery,
moving apart, nephalism, plain living, privacy, purity, refraining,
refrainment, seclusion, self-restraint, separateness,
sequestration, sexual abstinence, simple diet, single blessedness,
singleness, solitariness, solitude, spare diet, spinsterhood,
splendid isolation, teetotalism, the pledge, total abstinence,
vegetarianism, virginity, withdrawal

Celibacy at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Celibacy \Ce*lib"a*cy\, n. [See {Celibate}, n.]
The state of being unmarried; single life, esp. that of a
bachelor, or of one bound by vows not to marry. ``The
celibacy of the clergy.'' --Hallom.

celibacy at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

celibacy
n 1: an unmarried status
2: abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious
vows) [syn: {chastity}, {sexual abstention}]

celibacy at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|cælibacy Inter: qualifier » archaic

Etymology

From Latin Inter: term » caelibatus||celibacy, a single life, perfect passive participle of Inter: term » caelibare, from Inter: term » caelebs||unmarried.

Noun

Inter: en-noun » -
  • Abstaining from marriage; the state of being unmarried.
    1. Abstaining from sexual relations.

      Related terms

      * celibate

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » state of being unmarried

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|безбрачие|n, Inter: t- » bg|ергенство|n
  • Czech: svobodný stav, celibát {{m}}, (without women): bezženství
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|selibaatti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|célibat|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zölibat|m|n
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αγαμία|f|tr=agamía|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|cölibátus

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|aontumha|f
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|sølibat|n
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|celibat|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|целибат|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=celibát
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|aontamhachd|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|celibat|n


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » abstaining from sexual relations
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|сексуално въздържание
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|celibát|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|selibaatti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|célibat|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zölibat|m|n, Inter: t+ » de|Keuschheit|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αγαμία|f|tr=agamía|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|cölibátus
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|sølibat|n
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|celibat|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|воздержание|f
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|aontamhachd|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|celibat|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: fraŭleco
    • Inter: ttbc » ia: celibato


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » es: celibato
  • Inter: ttbc » sk: celibát m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * abstinence
    • chaste
    • chastity
    • purity
    • bachelordom

      External links

      * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


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    Translation: my » celibacy
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