Flagellant definition

flăjə-lənt, flə-jĕlənt
One who practices flagellating oneself, either for penance.
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A member of a religious order that preaches self-mortification as a means of absolution.
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One who whips, especially one who scourges oneself for religious discipline or public penance.
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One who seeks sexual gratification in beating or being beaten by another person.
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A person who engages in or submits to flagellation.
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Engaging in flagellation.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
flagellant
Plural:
flagellants

Origin of flagellant

  • Latin flagellāns flagellant- from present participle of flagellāre to whip flagellate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin flagellare meaning to whip

    From Wiktionary