Meaning of flagellant
Pronunciation: (flaj'u-lunt, flu-jel'unt), [key]
- a person who flagellates or scourges himself or herself for religious discipline.
- a person who derives sexual pleasure from whipping or being whipped by another person.
- (often cap.) one of a medieval European sect of fanatics who practiced scourging in public.
- severely criticizing: a flagellant attack on the opposition party.
- flagellant (Thesaurus)