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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
flagellantfla‧gel‧lant /ˈflædʒələnt, fləˈdʒelənt/ noun [countable] formal  RRCsomeone who whips themselves, especially as a religious punishment
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flagellantAlthough mad, flagellants are not cowards.The frenzied wailing of the flagellants echoed through the night.Sensing that he had the attention of the warriors the flagellant pulled himself up to his full height.The flagellant warmed to his theme.
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