- A beating consisting of lashes, notably as corporal punishment or mortification, such as a whipping or scourging.
flagellation (plural flagellations)
- (botany) The formation by plants of flagella, or their arrangement.
- “flagellation” in Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary: Based on Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, 7th edition, Springfield, Mass.: G[eorge] & C[harles] Merriam, 1963 (1967 printing), OCLC 974117641.