(botany) The formation by plants of flagella, or their arrangement.
Origin of flagellation
From Frenchflagellation, from Latinflagellatio, from flagellare, from flagellum, diminutive of flagrum (“whip”)
From flagellum, 'elongated filiform appendage', itself a diminutive of Latin flagrum 'whip', so closely related to etymology 1
Flagellation Sentence Examples
His scenes of murder and self flagellation adding a disturbing menace missing from the pictures tempo.
A zealot for monastic and clerical reform, he introduced a more severe discipline, including the practice of flagellation, into the house, which, under his rule, quickly attained celebrity, and became a model for other foundations.
Voluntary flagellation, as a form of exalted devotion, occurs in almost all religions.
Ritual flagellation existed among the Jews, and, according to Buxtorf (Synagoga judaica, Basel, 1603), was one of the ceremonies of the day of the Great Pardon.