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Noun: sanbenito  ,san-bu'nee-tow
  1. (historical) a sackcloth coat worn by penitents on being reconciled to the church
  2. A garment or cap, or sometimes both, painted with flames, figures, etc., and worn by persons who had been examined by the Inquisition and were brought forth for punishment at the auto-da-fé

Derived forms: sanbenitos

Encyclopedia: Sanbenito