Definition of Self-flagellation
1. Noun. Self-punishment inflicted by whipping.
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Literary usage of Self-flagellation
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1838)
"This practice was unknown to the primitive Christians; neither docs it appear that the first hermits of the Thebaid added self-flagellation to the different ..."
2. Moon-o-theism: Religion of a War and Moon God Prophet, Volume II of II by Yoel Natan (2006)
"Self-slashing and self-flagellation was a pagan practice described and forbidden ... self-flagellation was one of the many widespread pagan practices in the ..."