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HAIR SHIRT

A garment woven of goat's hair or other coarse cloth, worn next to the skin as a matter of custom or voluntary mortification. It varies in shape and size. In some religious orders it was prescribed by rule.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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