Top Definition
Someone who flagellates her or himself. In particular, a religious ascetic/masochist who attempts to attain a sublime state or to purge disease or sin through whipping or beating her or himself with ropes, chains and/or flails.

In the Warhammer fantasy battle game, flagellants are a type of special unit available to human armies who wield chains/flails, wear no armour and are immune to psychological effects such as fear.
"Oh no! It's flagellants, whipping themselves into a frenzy as usual"
(Warhammer: Dark Omen)
by Andy April 28, 2004
People who, after the Black Death Plague in the 1300's, were both grief stricken and believed they had commited great sins. They would beat themselves with sticks and whips and such as punishment for their sins.
The Black Death brought Flagellants after it had taken its toll on the European cities.
by chocolatecatzzz April 09, 2013
Somthing that is extremely gay, anal and sassy.
Wow, that guy is flagellant.
by Jumper5 April 19, 2003
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