nounWord forms: plural ˌsanbeˈnitos
a similarly shaped black garment painted
with flames, devils, etc., worn by a condemned
heretic at an auto-da-fé
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Word origin of 'sanbenito'Sp sambenito, after San Benito, Saint Benedict: from resembling a Benedictine scapular