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noun, plural sanbenitos. (under the Spanish Inquisition)
an ornamented garment worn by a condemned heretic at an auto-da-fé.
a penitential garment worn by a confessed heretic, of yellow for the penitent, of black for the impenitent.
noun (pl) -tos
a yellow garment bearing a red cross, worn by penitent heretics in the Inquisition
a black garment bearing flames and devils, worn by impenitent heretics at an auto-da-fé


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