Definition of flagellation in English:

flagellation

Syllabification: flag·el·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌflajəˈlāSHən
 
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noun

  • Flogging or beating, either as a religious discipline or for sexual gratification: pursuing the path of penance and flagellation
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    • A great deal of screen time is taken up with the flagellation of Jesus.
    • Acts of self-mortification such as the world-famous flagellations (self-beatings) and crucifixions are practiced by a minority of Filipinos.
    • At twelve you are supposed to be aware of sin, which I was, so I attended every single flagellation in the hopes of cleansing myself.

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