/san'beuh nee"toh/, n., pl. sanbenitos. (under the Spanish Inquisition)
1. an ornamented garment worn by a condemned heretic at an auto-da-fé.
2. a penitential garment worn by a confessed heretic, of yellow for the penitent, of black for the impenitent.
[1550-60; < Sp, named after San Benito Saint Benedict, from its resemblance to the scapular believed to have been introduced by him]

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