flagellation


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flag·el·la·tion

 (flăj′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The act or practice of flagellating.
2. Biology The flagellar arrangement on an organism.

flag•el•la•tion

(ˌflædʒ əˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
the act or practice of flagellating, esp. an act of whipping by a flagellant.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin]

flagellation

whipping or flogging as a religious practice for the mortification of the flesh. — flagellant, n., adj,flagellator, n.
See also: Religion
whipping or flogging, either as a religious practice for the mortification of the flesh, or as a sexual activity, for sado-masochistic pleasure. — flagellant, n., adj. — flagellator, n.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flagellation - beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, lacing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
2.flagellation - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishmentflagellation - beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
whacking, beating, drubbing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, lacing - the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
self-flagellation - self-punishment inflicted by whipping
horsewhipping - the act of whipping with a horsewhip; "that villain needs a good horsewhipping"

flagellation

noun whipping, beating, lashing, thrashing, flogging the extreme religious penance of flagellation
Translations

flagellation

[ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən] Nflagelación f

flagellation

[ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən] nflagellation f

flagellation

nGeißelung f

flagellation

[ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən] nflagellazione f
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However, a baton is kept here, which the pilgrim thrusts through a hole in the screen, and then he no longer doubts that the true Pillar of Flagellation is in there.
As if it were less cruel to reduce a human being to the condition of a thing, than to give him a severe flagellation, or to deprive him of necessary food and clothing
As soon as I saw him I asked the reason of so cruel a flagellation.
On tiptoe it was destined to remain, however, until afternoon; when Squeers, having refreshed himself with his dinner, and further strengthened himself by an extra libation or so, made his appearance (accompanied by his amiable partner) with a countenance of portentous import, and a fearful instrument of flagellation, strong, supple, wax-ended, and new,--in short, purchased that morning, expressly for the occasion.
The decades-long tradition of flagellation and crucifixion continues to draw huge crowds in the predominantly Catholic Philippines.
The hall on the east side was for self- flagellation during Muharram," he said and reminded that Mumtaz's body was exhumed in Burhanpur (where she died) and brought to Taj Mahal in a casket for burial, which was a Shia custom.
The pilgrims were marking Good Friday by walking from the Monastery of the Flagellation along the route now known as the Via Dolorosa or Way of Suffering to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
It will draw on the couple's sexually explicit letters to each other, in which they discussed their obsession with kinky behaviour such as flagellation.
As a newspaper editor, there are always those willing to help out with a little self flagellation and since I wrote the first article two weeks ago I have been inundated with offers of support, be it nutritional, physical or spiritual.
The reenactment of the death of Hussein at the hand of Omayyads reached a highpoint with the so called Haidar self flagellation with daggers and swords .
Perhaps a little gentle flagellation is just as good as a cup of tea for unwinding after a hard day at work.
O'Brien had saddled one Royal Ascot winner this week with Power in Tuesday's Coventry Stakes but blamed himself for So You Think's preparation following his agonising Prince of Wales's Stakes defeat to Rewilding, while Spencer indulged in a spot of mental flagellation over his ride on fifth-placed Gatepost in the Coventry.