Celibate vs. Friar

Celibate vs. Friar — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Celibate and Friar

Celibateadjective

Abstaining from sexual relations.

Friarnoun

A member of a usually mendicant Roman Catholic order.

Celibateadjective

Remaining unmarried, as for religious reasons.

Friarnoun

A member of a mendicant Christian order such as the Augustinians, Carmelites (white friars), Franciscans (grey friars) or the Dominicans (black friars).

Celibatenoun

One who abstains from sexual relations.

Friarnoun

A white or pale patch on a printed page.

Celibatenoun

One who remains unmarried, as for religious reasons.

Friarnoun

An American fish, the silverside.

Celibateadjective

Not married.

Friarnoun

a male member of a religious order that originally relied soley on alms

Celibateadjective

(by extension) Abstaining from sexual relations and pleasures.

''Members of religious communities sometimes take vows to remain celibate.

Celibatenoun

One who is not married, especially one who has taken a religious vow not to get married, usually because of being a member of a religious community.

Celibatenoun

(obsolete) A celibate state; celibacy.

Celibateverb

(rare) To practice celibacy

Celibatenoun

an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity

Celibateadjective

abstaining from sexual intercourse;

celibate priests