What does flagellation mean?

Definitions for flagellation
ˌflædʒ əˈleɪ ʃənflag·el·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flagellationnoun

    beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation

  2. whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing, flagellationnoun

    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flagellationnoun

    a beating or flogging; a whipping; a scourging

    Etymology: [L. flagellatio: cf. F. flagellation.]

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  1. 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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flagellation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flagellation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of flagellation in a Sentence

  1. Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron:

    There is no need for self-flagellation but the responsibility of every political leader is to understand and to explain, not to excuse, and to make sure it does not happen again, to understand is not to excuse or justify.

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