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

flagellantism

play \ˈfla-jə-lən-ˌti-zəm, flə-ˈje-lən-\ noun

Circa 1587

First Known Use of flagellant

circa 1587


Medical Dictionary

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

flagellant

adjective

flagellantism

\-ˌiz-əm\play noun

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