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flag•el•lant



Pronunciation: (flaj'u-lunt, flu-jel'unt), [key]
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 cap.) one of a medieval European sect of fanatics who practiced scourging in public.

adj.
1. flagellating.
2. severely criticizing: a flagellant attack on the opposition party.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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