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mer·cy

mercy

 
 
pronunciation:
muhr si
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word History
part of speech: noun
inflections: mercies
definition: kind treatment by a person who has some power over another person.
The judge showed mercy to the man who stole the car.
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Word History
Mercy comes from a Latin word that means "reward or wages."