Flagellant

Flagellant
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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • flagellant — (n.) late 16c., from L. flagellantem (nom. flagellans), prp. of flagellare to scourge, lash (see FLAGELLUM (Cf. flagellum)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flagellant — [flaj′ə lənt, flə jel′ənt] n. [< L flagellans, prp. of flagellare: see FLAGELLATE] a person who engages in or submits to flagellation adj. engaging in flagellation …   English World dictionary

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  • flagellant — flagellantism, n. /flaj euh leuhnt, fleuh jel euhnt/, n. 1. a person who flagellates or scourges himself or herself for religious discipline. 2. a person who derives sexual pleasure from whipping or being whipped by another person. 3. (often… …   Universalium

  • flagellant — fla·gel·lant flaj ə lənt, flə jel ənt n a person who responds sexually to being beaten by or to beating another flagellant person flagellant adj fla·gel·lant·ism .iz əm n …   Medical dictionary

  • flagellant — noun Date: circa 1587 1. a person who scourges himself or herself as a public penance 2. a person who responds sexually to being beaten by or to beating another person • flagellant adjective • flagellantism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Flagellant Confraternities — Central Italian flagellant confraternities evolved and emerged from Central Italian confraternities that originated in the tenth century. The members of these original confraternities were lay persons (usually men, but sometimes women) who were… …   Wikipedia

  • Flagellant confraternities — Central Italian flagellant confraternities evolved and emerged from Central Italian confraternities that originated in the tenth century. The members of these original confraternities were lay persons (usually men, but sometimes women) who were… …   Wikipedia

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