mortification

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MORTIFICATION, Scotch law. This term is nearly synonymous with mortmain.

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Greenblatt elaborates how deeply opposed all this is to Christianity, not least to the mortification of the flesh.
Despite having been sickly and having an intense interior life, Hildegard is depicted as having a certain earthy quality, because she is shocked and repulsed by the condition of Jutta's battered body from the mortification of the flesh rituals.
Russell, a British film journalist, loves the "splatter" or "gut muncher" genre, the series of extremely bloody Italian films that followed the outlandish violence of Dawn of the Dead, and he entertains the not-improbable theory that there's an element of Catholic mortification of the flesh in here somewhere.