- celiac gland,
- celiac plexus,
- celiac plexus reflex,
- celiac trunk,
Origin of celibate
Examples from the Web for celibate
If married life is as boring and joyless as this document, I am glad I am celibate.
I believe that you can choose to be celibate and that you can train people to be celibate.Alex Gibney’s ‘Mea Maxima Culpa’: Sex, Lies, and the Catholic Church|Michael Moynihan|February 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was almost motherly in his celibate tenderness to the little ones to whom he took a fancy.The Wits and Beaux of Society|Grace & Philip Wharton
The priests of the temple of Dea (Syria) were, on the other hand, celibate, and so were some orders of the Egyptian priests.The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II.|Annie Besant
But the luxury of doing good is by no means confined to the celibate.How to be Happy Though Married|E. J. Hardy.
Its Lamas are all celibate and hereditary succession is not recognized.
The celibate has all the sexual ardour for his religious or humanitarian devotion.An Outline of Sexual Morality|Kenneth Ingram
Word Origin for celibate
1610s, "state of celibacy" (especially as mandated to clergy in the Catholic church) from French célibat (16c.), from Latin caelibatus (see celibacy). This was the only sense until earl 19c. The adjective meaning "unmarried, sworn to remain single" is recorded from 1825. As a noun, one who is sworn to such a condition, from 1838.