Definition of misericord
: a small projection on the bottom of a hinged church seat that gives support to a standing worshiper when the seat is turned up
Variants of misericord
Origin and Etymology of misericord
Medieval Latin misericordia seat in church, from Latin, mercy, from misericord-, misericors merciful, from misereri + cord-, cor heart — more at heart
First Known Use: circa 1515
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