(noun) The intentional absence of sexual activities.
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “celibacy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 19, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/celibacy/).
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celibacy. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/celibacy/
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MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“celibacy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 19 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/celibacy/>.