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.