[n] beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
flogging, lashing, tanning, whipping
beating, drubbing, horsewhipping, lacing, self-flagellation, thrashing, trouncing, whacking
abstinence, Albigensianism, anchoritic monasticism, anchoritism, asceticism, austerity, bastinado, basting, battery, beating, belting, buffeting, caning, Catharism, clubbing, cold purgatorial fires, corporal punishment, cowhiding, cudgeling, Day of Atonem
\Flag`el*la"tion\, n. [L. flagellatio: cf. F. flagellation.] A beating or flogging; a whipping; a scourging. --Garth.