Definition of throw oneself on the mercy of (someone)
- The prisoner confessed his crimes and threw himself on the mercy of the court.
: a person's self : one's own self
: one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
: 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
: some person : somebody
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