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Misericordia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Misericordia (Anc. Armor) A thin-bladed dagger; so called, in the Middle Ages, because used to give the death wound or “mercy” stroke to a fallen adversary.
    • Misericordia (O. Law) An amercement.
    • Misericordia (Eccl) An indulgence as to food or dress granted to a member of a religious order.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., mercy, compassion; miser, wretched + cor, cordis, heart

Usage

In literature:

Brothers of the Misericordia go by, singing a Requiem for Francesca da Rimini.
"Seven Men" by Max Beerbohm
EX MISERICORDIA, out of pity.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
Ille mansuetudine et misericordia clarus factus, huic severitas dignitatem addiderat.
"De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino" by Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
Magnam injuriam Deo facit qui diffidit de ejus misericordia.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
De cuius misericordia omnibus fabrice huius ecclesie auxilium procurantibus xxvij Anni Cl.
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
The Misericordia went about in their fearful costume, indefatigable in carrying the sick to the hospitals.
"Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville
Vianna do Castello, Misericordia 254 98.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
Some are kneeling and praying aloud for Misericordia!
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
This form of knife was most deadly, and in Italy it was known as a misericordia.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
He explained the Misericordia.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
The facade, if such a name can be given to the aforesaid wall, faced the Calle de la Misericordia, one of the most central streets of the town.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
They passed from province to province, and from city to city, crying out Misericordia!
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
On that day, being a Friday, the Confraternita della Misericordia met, as usual, at four o'clock, in SS.
"Story of My Life, volumes 1-3" by Augustus J. C. Hare
E troverete ognun misericordia.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
The Compagnia della Misericordia was founded by Pier di Luca Borsi in the year 1240.
"Cathedral Cities of Italy" by William Wiehe Collins
Those opposite the Misericordia are also of the fourteenth century.
"The Story of Florence" by Edmund G. Gardner
When the garrison surrendered, I put them to the misericordia of my soldiers.
"The Great Illusion" by Norman Angell
Post uenit Willelmus et retraxit se et ideo in misericordia Pauper est.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
It is placed at the Misericordia, and bore his signature, with that of his master Vinci, and the date 1500, though these have been since erased.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. IV (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
Oh, misericordia, can such things be?
"Cape of Storms" by Percival Pollard
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In news:

Sam Steinberg, who for more than 40 years sold candy bars and his own cardboard paintings on the Columbia University campus, died Sunday at Misericordia Hospital in the Bronx.
Last month, Santuario de Misericordia church in Borja, Spain, was in the news.
Misericordia ups speed, accuracy of safety alerts.
The Misericordia University athletics department has announced its 2012 Hall of Fame class which is set for induction as part of Homecoming Weekend, September 28.
Gary Stern, who served 24 years as the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will share his ideas during a lecture and discussion Wednesday at Misericordia University.
Misericordia, Trevor Woodruff, 8th year.
The Misericordia University Empty Bowls project committee recently presented a check for $2,760.25 to the Back Mountain Food Pantry.
Cereal drive held by Misericordia Staff Council.
Decision near as Misericordia set to look at 4 president finalists.
Misericordia facing tough Delaware Valley.
Misericordia 2, Elizabethtown 1, 2 OT.
Misericordia falls in heartbreaker .
Misericordia 11th at Paul Short Invitational .
Mathematics Symposium held at Misericordia.
Defending champion Messiah outshot Misericordia but had to wait untii the second half for its first goal against the Cougars en route to a 3-0 win in the NCAA Division III Women's Tournament semifinals.
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