Meaning of disciplinant in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɪsɪplɪnənt/


rare, historical
  • A person who scourges himself or herself as a form of religious discipline or penance.

    Chiefly with reference to Christian religious orders in Spain, Italy, and France.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Thomas (d. 1554), scholar, administrator, and alleged traitor. Partly from (i) Italian disciplinante, use as noun of present participle of disciplinare.