of mercy

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of of mercy

: inclined to treat other people with kindness and forgiveness
  • a man of mercy

Word by Word Definitions

mercy play
  1. : compassion or forbearance (see forbearance 1) shown especially to an offender or to one subject to one's power

  2. : imprisonment rather than death imposed as penalty for first-degree murder

  3. : a blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion


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