Definition of Mercedarian
: a member of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy founded at Barcelona about 1218 by St. Peter Nolasco
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Origin and Etymology of mercedarian
Medieval Latin merced-, merces mercy (in Ordo Beatae Mariae de Mercede Order of Our Lady of Mercy) + English -arian — more at mercy
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