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Misericordia

misericordia

1. An amercement.

2. A thin-bladed dagger; so called, in the middle ages, because used to give the death wound or mercy stroke to a fallen adversary.

3. An indulgence as to food or dress granted to a member of a religious order.

Origin: L, mercy, compassion; miser wretched _ cor, cordis, heart.


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