Definition of Flagellation

1. Noun. Beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation.




2. Noun. Beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment.
Exact synonyms: Flogging, Lashing, Tanning, Whipping
Generic synonyms: Beating, Drubbing, Lacing, Licking, Thrashing, Trouncing, Whacking
Specialized synonyms: Self-flagellation, Horsewhipping
Derivative terms: Flagellate, Flog, Flog, Whip

Definition of Flagellation

1. n. A beating or flogging; a whipping; a scourging.

Definition of Flagellation

1. Noun. A beating consisting in lashes, notably as corporal punishment or mortification, such as (in principle implement-precise) a whipping or scourging. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) The formation by plants of flagella, or their arrangement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flagellation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flagellation

1. A beating or flogging; a whipping; a scourging. Origin: L. Flagellatio: cf. F. Flagellation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flagellation

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flagellants
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flagellar agglutinin
flagellar antigen
flagellata
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flagellate protozoan
flagellated
flagellated cell
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flagellations
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flagellin
flagellin N-methylase
flagellins
flagellomania
flagellomanias
flagellum
flagellums
flageolet
flageoletist

Literary usage of Flagellation

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"flagellation was introduced into Latin America during the sixteenth and ... Their practices consisted principally in flagellation, without incisions and ..."

2. The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art: With that of His by Jameson (Anna), Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake (1872)
"Ruben's picture of the flagellation in the Dominican Church at Antwerp is the ... CHRIST AFTER THE flagellation. BUT the subject of the flagellation is not ..."

3. The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art: With that of His by Jameson (Anna), Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake (1872)
"Ruben's picture of the flagellation in the Dominican Church at Antwerp is the ... CHRIST AFTER THE flagellation. BUT the subject of the flagellation is not ..."

4. Church History by Johann Heinrich Kurtz (1889)
"flagellation.—From the 8th century discipline was often exercised by means ... In the llth century voluntary Self-flagellation was frequently practised not ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Thanks again to the Jesuits' propaganda, flagellation celebrated brilliant ... Indeed even to the present day flagellation has stoutly asserted itself in ..."

6. An Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language by Franciscans, St. Michaels, Ariz (1910)
"flagellation. Children are rarely chastised, but generally treated with ... flagellation usually occurs at the ceremony of initiation during the night chant ..."

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