plural -s
: a member of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy founded at Barcelona about 1218 by St. Peter Nolasco

Word History


Medieval Latin merced-, merces mercy (in Ordo Beatae Mariae de Mercede Order of Our Lady of Mercy) + English -arian

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“Mercedarian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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