Definition of flagellant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflajələnt/


A person who subjects themselves or others to flogging, either as a religious discipline or for sexual gratification.


Late 16th century: from Latin flagellant- 'whipping', from the verb flagellare, from flagellum 'whip' (see flagellum).

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Syllabification: flag·el·lant

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