Meaning of sanbenito

san•be•ni•to

Pronunciation: (san"bu-nē'tō), [key]
— pl. -tos.
  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.

San Be•ni•to

Pronunciation: (san" bu-nē'tō), [key]
  1. a city in S Texas. 17,988.
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