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.
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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]
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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
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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"
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flagellation

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

flagellation

[ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən] Nflagelación f
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flagellation

[ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən] nflagellation f
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flagellation

nGeißelung f
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flagellation

[ˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən] nflagellazione f
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References in classic literature ?
The priests tried to show us, through a small screen, a fragment of the genuine Pillar of Flagellation, to which Christ was bound when they scourged him.
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. The boor replied that he was flogging him because he was his servant and because of carelessness that proceeded rather from dishonesty than stupidity; on which this boy said, 'Senor, he flogs me only because I ask for my wages.' The master made I know not what speeches and explanations, which, though I listened to them, I did not accept.
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.
He said the number of penitents "makes you wonder if flagellation, like circumcision, is a rite of passage among boys in Pampanga.
All patients have been advised by medical practitioners not to share implements during self-flagellation and to encourage fellow practitioners of flagellation to be tested for bloodborne viruses.
KARACHI -- Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information and Archives, Law, and Anti-Corruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab while censuring the flagellation of journalists during the visit Federal Minister for Railways Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed in Hyderabad on Saturday said that the federal government first of all created such circumstances that most of the media person have to quit their jobs and now it is bent on lashing them for exposing its incompetence.
Various majalis and flagellation gatherings in city marked the day, highlighting the message of martyrdom.
The Rescue 1122, health department and civil defence volunteers established special camps in various parts of the city, where quick first aid was provided to the mourners injured during flagellation. The WAPDA, WASA and other departments also set up their camps to offer their concerned services.
Treve de flagellation gratuite pour un dossier qui fait face a toutes ces manipulations.
Cutud converts into a local Calvary every Good Friday, becoming the stage for real-life crucifixion, flagellation and the reenactment of the 'Via Crucis' (Way of the Cross).
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.