Established 1200–50 from Middle English misericorde (“an act of clemency”), from Middle French, from Latin misericordia (“pity”)
misericorde (plural misericordes)
- (Middle English) an act of clemency; pity, mercy.
- a misericord.
- “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.