Definition of Flagellant

1. Noun. A person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification.

Generic synonyms: Masochist
Derivative terms: Flagellate



2. Noun. A person who whips himself as a religious penance.
Generic synonyms: Penitent
Derivative terms: Flagellate

Definition of Flagellant

1. n. One of a fanatical sect which flourished in Europe in the 13th and 14th centuries, and maintained that flagellation was of equal virtue with baptism and the sacrament; -- called also disciplinant.

Definition of Flagellant

1. Noun. One who practices flagellating oneself, either for penance. ¹

2. Noun. A member of a religious order that preaches self-mortification as a means of absolution. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flagellant

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Medical Definition of Flagellant

1. One of a fanatical sect which flourished in Europe in the 13th and 14th centuries, and maintained that flagellation was of equal virtue with baptism and the sacrament. Synonym: disciplinant. Origin: L. Flagellans, p.p. Of flagellare: cf.F. Flagellant. See Flagellate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Flagellant

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1. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1894)
"... etc., against the Protestant opponents of the flagellant craze. Afterwards, however, the ardour and zeal for the practice of this discipline cooled down ..."

2. Mesmerism, Spiritualism, &c: Historically & Scientifically Considered, Being by William Benjamin Carpenter (1877)
"APPENDIX B. flagellant MANIA. The private practice of individual flagellation, as an act of self-mortification, was common among religious communities from ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"At last processions of flagellant women and children appeared. ... These flagellant crusades filled the Council of Constance with no small anxiety; ..."

4. Renaissance in Italy: The Fine Arts by John Addington Symonds (1906)
"... The Thirteenth Century—Outburst of flagellant Fanaticism—The ' Battuti,' ' Bianchi,' ... flagellant ..."

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