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flagellation (n.)

early 15c., "the scourging of Christ," from Old French flagellacion "scourging, flogging," or directly from Latin flagellationem (nominative flagellatio) "a scourging," noun of action from past-participle stem of flagellare "to scourge, lash" (see flagellum). In a general sense from 1520s.

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Definitions of flagellation from WordNet

flagellation (n.)
beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation;
flagellation (n.)
beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment;
Synonyms: whipping / tanning / flogging / lashing
From wordnet.princeton.edu