flagellant

noun fla·gel·lant \ 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

flagellantism

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

First Known Use of flagellant

circa 1587

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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flagellant

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

medical Definition of flagellant

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

flagellant

adjective

flagellantism

play \-ˌiz-əm\ noun

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