What does flagellant mean?

Definitions for flagellantˈflædʒ ə lənt, fləˈdʒɛl ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word flagellant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flagellant(noun)

    a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification

  2. flagellant(noun)

    a person who whips himself as a religious penance


  1. flagellant(Noun)

    One who practices flagellating oneself, either for penance.

  2. flagellant(Noun)

    A member of a religious order that preaches self-mortification as a means of absolution.

  3. Origin: From the flagellare meaning to whip

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flagellant(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. flagellans, p. p. of flagellare: cf.F. flagellant. See Flagellate.]


  1. Flagellant

    Flagellants are practitioners of an extreme form of mortification of their own flesh by whipping it with various instruments.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flagellant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flagellant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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