A person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
One retired from society for religious reasons; SYN. hermit.
one withdrawn from the world for religious reasons
A person living according to an ascetic lifestyle.
Person practising severe abstinence; austere.
ETYM Latin flagellans, p. p. of flagellare: cf.French flagellant. Related to Flagellate.
1. A person who whips himself as a religious penance.
2. A person who whips himself for sexual gratification.