Origin of laceration
Examples from the Web for self-laceration
There are the terrible ones who carry about in themselves the beast of prey, and have no choice except lusts or self-laceration.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
Word Origin and History for self-laceration
1590s, from Middle French lacération, from Latin lacerationem (nominative laceratio), noun of action from past participle stem of lacerare (see lacerate).