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What is "Sackcloth" - Definition & Explanation

Sackcloth a garment of sackcloth, namely a coarse cloth of camel's hair or cotton, worn as a sign of mourning or penitence. A coarse cloth of goat or camel's hair or of flax, hemp, or cotton.
Coarse clothing worn to show remorse or mourning.

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