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flagellant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flagellant  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flagellant 
  n  1:  a  person  who  whips  himself  for  sexual  gratification 
  2:  a  person  who  whips  himself  as  a  religious  penance 




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