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mercy meaning and definition

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MERCY noun

Definition of mercy (noun)

  1. leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
  2. a disposition to be kind and forgiving
  3. the feeling that motivates compassion
  4. something for which to be thankful
    • "it was a mercy we got out alive"
  5. alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed
    • "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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