flagellant

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flag·el·lant

 (flăj′ə-lənt, flə-jĕl′ənt)
n.
1. One who whips, especially one who scourges oneself for religious discipline or public penance.
2. One who seeks sexual gratification in beating or being beaten by another person.

[Latin flagellāns, flagellant-, from present participle of flagellāre, to whip; see flagellate.]

flag′el·lant adj.
flag′el·lant·ism n.

flagellant

(ˈflædʒɪlənt; fləˈdʒɛlənt) or

flagellator

n
1. a person who whips himself or others either as part of a religious penance or for sexual gratification
2. (Historical Terms) (often capital) (in medieval Europe) a member of a religious sect who whipped themselves in public
[C16: from Latin flagellāre to whip, from flagellum]
ˈflagellantˌism n

flag•el•lant

(ˈflædʒ ə lənt, fləˈdʒɛl ənt)

n.
1. a person who flagellates himself or herself for religious discipline.
2. a person who derives sexual pleasure from whipping or being whipped by another person.
adj.
3. pertaining to flagellation.
4. severely criticizing.
[1555–65; < Latin]
flag′el•lant•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flagellant - a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification
masochist - someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
2.flagellant - a person who whips himself as a religious penance
penitent - (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
Translations

flagellant

n
(Rel) → Flagellant m
(form, for sexual gratification) → Flagellant m