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celibacy

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Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.
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Etymology

From Latin caelibatus, perfect passive participle of caelibare, from caelebs, unmarried

Noun

celibacy (uncountable)

  1. Abstaining from marriage; the state of being unmarried.
  2. Abstaining from sexual relations.

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