New Words : misericord





misericord : (misericorde)

noun :

1) a small projection on the underside of a hinged seat of a church stall that when the seat is lifted gives support to a person

2) a room in a monastery set apart for those monks permitted relaxation of the monastic rule

3) a medieval dagger, used for the mercy stroke to a wounded foe

4) Relaxation of monastic rules, as a dispensation from fasting



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