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Absence of marriage; the state or condition of being unmarried. Also: lack of acknowledgement of, or opposition to, the institution of marriage.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Phillips (b. 1630), writer and biographer. From Hellenistic Greek ἀγαμία celibacy from ancient Greek ἄγαμος unmarried + -ία; compare -gamy.
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