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Meaning of FLAGELLANT

Pronunciation:  'flajulunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who whips himself as a religious penance
  2. [n]  a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification
 

FLAGELLANT is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: masochist, penitent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Flag"el*lant\, n. [L. flagellans, p. p. of
flagellare: cf.F. flagellant. See {Flagellate}.] (Eccl.
Hist.)
One of a fanatical sect which flourished in Europe in the
13th and 14th centuries, and maintained that flagellation was
of equal virtue with baptism and the sacrament; -- called
also {disciplinant}.

 

 

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