celibacy

(noun) The intentional absence of sexual activities.

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Abercrombie, Nicholas, Stephen Hill, and Bryan Turner. 2006. The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology. 5th ed. London: Penguin.

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Bruce, Steve, and Steven Yearley. 2006. The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

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How to Cite the Definition of Celibacy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “celibacy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 16, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/celibacy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

celibacy. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/celibacy/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “celibacy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/celibacy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“celibacy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/celibacy/>.