Flagellants



[flaj-uh-luh nt, fluh-jel-uh nt] /ˈflædʒ ə lənt, fləˈdʒɛl ənt/

noun
1.
a person who or scourges himself or herself for religious discipline.
2.
a person who derives sexual pleasure from whipping or being whipped by another person.
3.
(often initial capital letter) one of a medieval European sect of fanatics who practiced scourging in public.
adjective
4.
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5.
severely criticizing:
a flagellant attack on the opposition party.
/ˈflædʒɪlənt; fləˈdʒɛlənt/
noun
1.
a person who whips himself or others either as part of a religious penance or for sexual gratification
2.
(often capital) (in medieval Europe) a member of a religious sect who whipped themselves in public
n.

late 16c., from Latin flagellantem (nominative flagellans), present participle of flagellare “to scourge, lash” (see flagellum).

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