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san·be·ni·to

 (săn′bə-nē′tō)
n. pl. san·be·ni·tos
A garment of sackcloth worn at an auto-da-fé of the Spanish Inquisition by condemned heretics, being yellow with red crosses for the penitent and black with painted flames and devils for the impenitent.

[Spanish sambenito, after San Benito, Saint Benedict of Nursia (from its similarity to the scapular supposedly introduced by him).]

sanbenito

(ˌsænbəˈniːtəʊ)
n, pl -tos
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a yellow garment bearing a red cross, worn by penitent heretics in the Inquisition
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a black garment bearing flames and devils, worn by impenitent heretics at an auto-da-fé
[C16: from Spanish San Benito Saint Benedict, an ironical allusion to its likeness to the Benedictine scapular]

san•be•ni•to

(ˌsæn bəˈni toʊ)

n., pl. -tos. (under the Spanish Inquisition)
1. a yellow garment worn by a penitent heretic.
2. a black garment worn by an impenitent heretic at an auto-da-fé.
[1550–60; < Sp, after San Benito Saint Benedict]
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Because of the surviving records of autos-da-fe, we know that some of them were sent to prison or dispatched to the galleys; some were to receive a hundred lashes or had to spend a few years in a monastery wearing a sanbenito, a penitential scapular.
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The second group was prosecuted for crimes of superstition, sorcery, and witchcraft and proceeded wearing the sanbenito insignia that included a thick rope about the neck and a green candle.
Es un sanbenito que me han colgado y me seguiran colgando, porque soy una persona independiente con la que no tienen compromiso de ningun tipo y pues no les voy a dar beca; pero creo que muchos si quieren que escriba sobre ellos y cuando he dejado de escribir se resienten.
These sentences varied from attending several masses barefoot and gagged while holding a candle, to walking through the town wearing a sanbenito (the cloth of the heretic), to being burned alive in a public auto de fe.
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