Definition of have mercy/pity
- The prisoner begged the judge to have mercy.
- The prisoner begged the judge to have mercy on him.
: compassion or forbearance (see forbearance 1) shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power
: imprisonment rather than death imposed as penalty for first-degree murder
: a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion
: sympathetic sorrow for one suffering, distressed, or unhappy
: capacity to feel pity
: something to be regretted
: to feel pity for
: to feel pity
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