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Noun: flagellation  ,fla-ju'ley-shun
  1. Beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
  2. Beating with a whip, strap or rope as a form of punishment
    - whipping, tanning, flogging, lashing

Derived forms: flagellations

Type of: beating, drubbing, hiding [informal], lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing, whacking

Encyclopedia: Flagellation