noun see flagellant

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  • flagellantism — See flagellant. * * * …   Universalium

  • flagellantism — flag·el·lan·tism (flajґə lən tiz″əm) a type of sadomasochism characterized by the practice of whipping or being whipped for sexual arousal or gratification …   Medical dictionary

  • flagellantism — flag·el·lant·ism …   English syllables

  • flagellantism — noun see flagellant I * * * flagˈellantism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑flagellum …   Useful english dictionary

  • flagellant — flagellantism, n. /flaj euh leuhnt, fleuh jel euhnt/, n. 1. a person who flagellates 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… …   Universalium

  • flagellant — noun Date: circa 1587 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 • flagellant adjective • flagellantism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Penance — is repentance of sins as well as the proper name of the Catholic and Orthodox Christian Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation/Confession. The word penance derives from Old French and Latin poenitentia , both of which derive from the same root… …   Wikipedia

  • Flagellant — Flagellants are practitioners of an extreme form of mortification of their own flesh by whipping it with various instruments. History Flagellantism was a 13th century and 14th century radical Christian movement. It began as a militant pilgrimage… …   Wikipedia

  • flagellation — noun a) A beating consisting in lashes, notably as corporal punishment or mortification, such as (in principle implement precise) a whipping or scourging. b) (botany) The formation by plants of flagella, or their arrangement. See Also …   Wiktionary

  • asceticism — n self denial, self abnegation, self mortification; mortification of the flesh, self punishment, self torment, self laceration, flagellation, scourging, flagellantism; abstinence, fasting, penance, sackcloth and ashes, monasticism, self… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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