XI, recounts Pomponio's self-mutilation in order to effect his escape.
This self-mutilation is believed to produce the desired result.
Some species, too, have the peculiar habit of self-mutilation.
There are some sacrifices which partake of the nature of self-mutilation.
The citizens gradually ceased to bear arms, and the practice of self-mutilation became common.
Obscure Greek cults practised similar disciplines even to the extent of self-mutilation.
They could reach their position only by pledging and keeping up unceasing and awful self-deprivation and self-mutilation.
Continual abstinence results in self-mutilation; the appetite is merely distorted thereby.
The pine-tree appears in the myth as the tree under which Attis committed his act of self-mutilation.
In any case the occasion of a man's death was marked by self-mutilation on the part of his wives and female relatives.
1530s, of things; 1560s, of persons; from Latin mutilatus, past participle of mutilare "to cut off, lop off, cut short; maim, mutilate," from mutilus "maimed" (see mutilation). Technically, to deprive of some principal part, especially by cutting off. Related: Mutilated; mutilating.