misericordia definition

  • noun:
    • An amercement.
    • A thin-bladed dagger, used in the Middle years to offer the death-wound or mercy swing to a fallen adversary.
    • An indulgence concerning meals or gown given to a member of a religious order.
    • An amercement.
    • A thin-bladed dagger; so called, at the center Ages, because familiar with supply the death-wound or “mercy” swing to a fallen adversary.
    • An indulgence regarding meals or dress issued to a part of a religious order.

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