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Definition of Celibate


  1. Celibate state; celibacy.
  2. One who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry.
  3. Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.

Celibate Quotations

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Carl Sagan

I might be celibate, but I appreciate the wonder of the sacrament of marriage.
Keith O'Brien

A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.
Jeremy Taylor

In the Western Church to which I belong, priests cannot be married as in the Byzantine, Ukrainian, Russian or Greek Catholic Churches. In those churches, the priests can be married, but the bishops have to be celibate. They are very good priests.
Pope Francis

I have been celibate for about six or seven months, I think. I would rather just make out and kiss someone instead of sex. I'm single. I said I would be single for a year and I am.
Paris Hilton
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Celibate Translations

celibate in German is Unverheiratete
celibate in Swedish is ogift
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