Definition of have mercy/pity
: to treat someone with mercy or pity The prisoner begged the judge to have mercy. —usually + on The prisoner begged the judge to have mercy on him.
Word by Word Definitions
: compassion or forbearance (see forbearance 1) shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power
: lenient or compassionate treatment
: imprisonment rather than death imposed as penalty for first-degree murder
: 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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