flagellant


fla·gel·lant

noun \ˈfla-jə-lənt, flə-ˈje-lənt\

Definition of FLAGELLANT

1
:  a person who scourges himself or herself as a public penance
2
:  a person who responds sexually to being beaten by or to beating another person
flagellant adjective
fla·gel·lant·ism \-lən-ˌti-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of FLAGELLANT

circa 1587

Rhymes with FLAGELLANT

fla·gel·lant

noun \ˈflaj-ə-lənt, flə-ˈjel-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FLAGELLANT

: a person who responds sexually to being beaten by or to beating another flagellant person
flagellant adjective
fla·gel·lant·ism \-ˌiz-əm\ noun

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