flagellation definition by Webster's New World
a whipping or flogging, esp. as a religious discipline or for sexual stimulation
Origin: Middle English flagellacioun ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin flagellatio: see flagellate
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- flagellatory adjective
flagellation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- The act or practice of flagellating.
- Biology The flagellar arrangement on an organism.
flagellation - Medical Definition
- Whipping oneself or another as a means of arousing or heightening sexual feeling.
- The flagellar arrangement on an organism.