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flagellant

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noun fla·gel·lant \ˈfla-jə-lənt, flə-ˈje-lənt\

Definition of flagellant

  1. 1 :  a person who scourges himself or herself as a public penance

  2. 2 :  a person who responds sexually to being beaten by or to beating another person

flagellant adjective
fla·gel·lant·ism play \-lən-ˌti-zəm\ noun


Circa 1587

First Known Use of flagellant

circa 1587

Rhymes with flagellant


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flagellant

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noun fla·gel·lant \ˈflaj-ə-lənt, flə-ˈjel-ənt\

Medical Definition of flagellant

  1. :  a person who responds sexually to being beaten by or to beating another flagellant person

  2. flagellant adjective
    fla·gel·lant·ism \-ˌiz-əm\play noun




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