Flagellare, to whip), in religion, the name given to those who scourge themselves, or are scourged, by way of discipline or penance.
The king and his courtiers joined in the processions in the garb of penitents, and scourged themselves with ostentation.
He was scourged and only escaped with his life at the intercession of Onias the high priest, who had pleaded with him vainly that the treasure included the deposits of widows and orphans and also some belonging to Hyrcanus, " a man in very high position."
Jewesses were forced to eat pork and the elders were scourged in the theatre.
Seven hours a day he spent on his knees in prayer and three times a day he scourged his emaciated body.
In 662 he was again brought to Constantinople and was condemned by a synod to be scourged, to have his tongue cut out by the root, and to have his right hand chopped off.
Horatius was condemned to be scourged to death, but on his appealing to the people his life was spared (Livy i.
He wore a sharp shirt of hair next his skin, scourged himself every Friday and other fasting days, lay upon the bare ground with a log under his head, and allowed himself but four or five hours' sleep. This access of the ascetic malady lasted but a short time, and More recovered to all outward appearance his balance of mind.
The last episode of this period is another arrest by the priests, which ended in his being scourged and released (Acts v.
After a fierce and obstinate fight, in which Conrad and many other nobles fell the Germans were victorious; the Magyars were even mon thoroughly scourged than in the battles in which Ottos fathe had given them their first real check.
He fasted and scourged himself; he practised all the ordinary forms of maceration and invented new ones, all to no purpose.
The priests and people besought Heliodorus to leave this sacred treasure untouched, but he persisted and - in answer to their prayers - was overthrown by a horse with a terrible rider and scourged by two youths.
His father Theodorus, one of the secretaries of the emperor Constantine Copronymus, had been scourged and banished for his zealous support of image-worship, and the son inherited the religious convictions of the father.
As early as the council of Augsburg (952) these were condemned to be scourged, while Leo II.
In a great storm in 1 545, 40 houses were destroyed, and the place was scourged.by the plague in 1609.
For this independence he was severely scourged by the 'Abbasid governor, who, apparently, did not dare to go beyond scourging with a man of his standing with the people.
They stood by him when he took his seat on the tribunal; mounted guard before his house, against the wall of which they stood the fasces; summoned offenders before him, seized, bound and scourged them, and (in earlier times) carried out the death sentence.
Recantation of his aspersions on Peter, giving as a reason that he had been soundly scourged by angels during the preceding night.
Instead, his wife was scourged (doubtless for resisting the annexation), his daughters outraged, his chief tribesmen plundered.
Son of a Sicilian nobleman who was a worshipper of idols, Vitus was converted to the Christian faith without the knowledge of his father, was denounced by him and scourged, but resisted all attacks on his profession.
In which he was placed that even after making his submission to the popes legates at Avranches in 1172, he thought it necessary to do penance before Beckets tomb in 1174, on which occasion he allowed himself to be publicly scourged by the monks of Canterbury, who inflicted on him three cuts apiece.
"When the provinces are scourged to the bone by a mercenary and merciless military power, and every drop of its blood.
Salvian was a 5th-century socialist of the most extreme type, and a zealous ascetic who pitilessly scourged everything that fell short of an exalted morality, and exaggerated, albeit unconsciously, the faults that he desired to eradicate.
Though she deprecated excess of ascetic severity in others, she scourged herself habitually, and wore a peculiarly painful haircloth.
No other country in Germany was so scourged by this terrible war.