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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sanbenito \San`be*ni"to\, n. [Sp. & Pg. sambenito, contr. from L. saccus sack + benedictus blessed.] 1. Anciently, a sackcloth coat worn by penitents on being reconciled to the church. [1913 Webster] 2. A garnment or cap, or sometimes both, painted with flames, figures, etc., and worn by persons who had been examined by the Inquisition and were brought forth for punishment at the auto-da-f['e]. [1913 Webster] Sance-bell