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(n.) Compassionate treatment of the unfortunate and helpless; sometimes, favor, beneficence.
(n.) Forbearance to inflict harm under circumstances of provocation, when one has the power to inflict it; compassionate treatment of an offender or adversary; clemency.
(n.) Disposition to exercise compassion or favor; pity; compassion; willingness to spare or to help.
(n.) A blessing regarded as a manifestation of compassion or favor.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Mercy'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/m/mercy.html. 1828.