Definitions for flagellationˌflædʒ əˈleɪ ʃən
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beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellation(noun)
beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
a beating or flogging; a whipping; a scourging
Origin: [L. flagellatio: cf. F. flagellation.]
Flagellation or flogging is the act of methodically beating or whipping the human body. Specialised implements for it include rods, switches, the cat o' nine tails and the sjambok. Typically, flogging is imposed on an unwilling subject as a punishment; however, it can also be submitted to willingly, or performed on oneself, in religious or sadomasochistic contexts. In some circumstances the word "flogging" is used loosely to include any sort of corporal punishment, including birching and caning. However, in British legal terminology, a distinction was drawn between "flogging" and "whipping". In Britain these were both abolished in 1948.
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