cilice definition

  • noun:
    • A coarse fabric; haircloth.
    • A hairshirt.
    • A leather band studded with metallic barbs that slashed into skin as a continuing note of Christ's suffering.
    • some sort of haircloth undergarment.
    • Same as cilicium.
    • A coarse cloth; haircloth.
    • A hairshirt.
    • A leather strap studded with metallic barbs that cut into flesh as a consistent note of Christ's suffering.
    • some sort of haircloth undergarment.
    • Same as cilicium.

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