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mercy meaning

EN[ˈmɜːsi] [ˈmɝsi]
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  • Mercy (Middle English, from Anglo-French merci, from Medieval Latin merced-, merces, from Latin, "price paid, wages", from merc-, merxi "merchandise") is a broad term that refers to benevolence, forgiveness and kindness in a variety of ethical,
  • The concept of a "Merciful God" appears in various religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
  • In the social and legal context, mercy may refer both to compassionate behavior on the part of those in power (e.g. mercy shown by a judge toward a convict), or on the part of a humanitarian third party, e.g.
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    Definition of mercy in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmerciesPREmer-
    1. NU relenting; forbearance to cause or allow harm to another.
      1. She took mercy on him and quit embarrassing him. ‎
    2. NU forgiveness or compassion, especially toward those less fortunate.
      1. Have mercy on the poor and assist them if you can. ‎
    3. NU A tendency toward forgiveness, pity, or compassion.
      1. Mercy is one of his many virtues. ‎
    4. NC Instances of forbearance or forgiveness.
      1. Psalms 40:11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord ‎
    5. A blessing, something to be thankful for.
      1. It was a mercy that we were not inside when the roof collapsed ‎
    6. (phrasal) Subjugation, power.
      1. The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.
  • Verb
    1. OBS To thank.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • You simply become a puppet in the hands of others who will make you dance to their tune. In other words, you reduce yourself to a slave or beggar by mortgaging your happiness on the mercy of others.
        • The mean boss would have mercy on the marginally performing employee, except he was in a foul mood today and decided to say what he really thought of her.
        • Give thanks unto God for all things, for his mercy endureth forever - PSALM 136
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Mercy to mean offenders we'll ostend. — J. Webster.
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • We shall harry the enemy at every turn until his morale breaks and he is at our mercy.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
          • Verbs
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          Grammatically, this word "mercy" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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