Flag"el*lant (?), n. [L. flagellans, p.p. of flagellare: cf.F. flagellant. See Flagellate.] Eccl. Hist.
One of a fanatical sect which flourished in Europe in the 13th and 14th centuries, and maintained that flagellation was of equal virtue with baptism and the sacrament; -- called also disciplinant.
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