Definition of celibacy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈselɪbəsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈselɪbəsi//
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  1. 1the state of not being married and never having sex, especially for religious reasons a vow of celibacy
  2. 2the fact of not having sex for a certain period I was practising celibacy at the time.