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misericord definitions

Merriam Webster's

also misericorde noun Etymology: Medieval Latin misericordia seat in church, from Latin, mercy, from misericord-, misericors merciful, from misereri + cord-, cor heart more at heart Date: circa 1515 a small projection on the bottom of a hinged church seat that gives support to a standing worshiper when the seat is turned up

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a shelving projection on the under side of a hinged seat in a choir stall serving (when the seat is turned up) to help support a person standing. 2 an apartment in a monastery in which some relaxations of discipline are permitted. 3 a dagger for dealing the death stroke. Etymology: ME f. OF misericorde f. L misericordia f. misericors compassionate f. stem of misereri pity + cor cordis heart



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