cilice

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cil·ice

 (sĭl′ĭs)
n.
1. A coarse cloth; haircloth.
2.
a. A hair shirt.
b. Any of various other garments or items worn as a form of corporal mortification.

[French, from Latin cilicium, a covering made of Cilician goat's hair, from Cilicia.]

cilice

(ˈsɪlɪs)
n
(Textiles) a haircloth fabric or garment
[Old English cilic, from Latin cilicium shirt made of Cilician goats' hair, from Greek kilikion, from Kilikia Cilicia]
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The cilices are worn two hours a day and apparently they come in single or triple row spikes.
Many wear a cilice, a spiked band, around their leg for two hours a day and use a braided cord to beat themselves during prayer.