Meaning of mercy

Definition of mercy

(noun) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"
a disposition to be kind and forgiving; "in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"
the feeling that motivates compassion
something for which to be thankful; "it was a mercy we got out alive"
alleviation of distress; showing great kindness toward the distressed; "distributing food and clothing to the flood victims was an act of mercy"

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