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    mercy

    mercy - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mercy

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