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

Other Words from flagellant

flagellant adjective
flagellantism \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

Other Words from flagellant

flagellant adjective
flagellantism \-ˌiz-əm \ noun

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