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  Definition of Mercy
  1. leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
  2. alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed; "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy"
  3. a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"
  4. the feeling that motivates compassion
  5. something for which to be thankful; "it was a mercy we got out alive"
Similar Words: clemency, mercifulness

 

Hyponyms: commutation, re-sentencing, amnesty, pardon, free pardon, reprieve, respite, compassion, pity, forgivingness, kindness, lenience, leniency, mildness, lenity, forgiveness

 

 
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