cilicium definition

  • noun:
    • during the early and medieval church, an undergarment or top of haircloth, worn next your skin by monks or others as a means of mortifying the skin without ostentation; a hair clothing. In addition cilice.
    • In the early and medieval church, an undergarment or clothing of haircloth, worn next skin by monks or other people as a way of mortifying the flesh without ostentation; a hair shirt. Additionally cilice.

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