a term that is applied to one person who whips another or submits to whipping. It can be a form of penance in a religious ritual or achieving sexual excitement.

FLAGELLATION: "The priest used flagellation for his sins."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FLAGELLATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flagellation/ (accessed March 4, 2021).