Cel"i*bate (?), n. [L. aelibatus, fr. caelebs unmarried, single.]


Celibate state; celibacy.


He . . . preferreth holy celibate before the estate of marrige. Jer. Taylor.


One who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry.


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Cel"i*bate, a.

Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.


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