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Origin and Meaning of Celibate

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cel"i*bate
  1. Celibate state; celibacy.(Obs)"He . . . preferreth holy celibate before the estate of marriage." [Jer. Taylor.]
  2. One who is unmarried, esp. a bachelor, or one bound by vows not to marry.

Etymology: L. aelibatus, fr. caelebs unmarried, single

adjective Cel"i*bate
Unmarried; single; as, a celibate state.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
  2. Abstaining from sexual intercourse ("celibate priests")

Fun Facts about the name Celibate

  • How unique is the name Celibate? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Celibate was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Celibate: Your name in reverse order is Etabilec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eebclati. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Celibate born Dec 14, 1995

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 1625. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).