misericorde

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Established 1200–50 from Middle English misericorde (an act of clemency), from Middle French, from Latin misericordia (pity)

Noun[edit]

misericorde (plural misericordes)

  1. (Middle English) an act of clemency; pity, mercy.
  2. a misericord.

References[edit]

  • misericorde” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • misericorde” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.