Mis`e*re"re(?), n. [L., have mercy, fr. misereri to have mercy, fr. miser. See Miser.]
(R. C. Ch.) The psalm usually appointed for penitential acts, being the 50th psalm in the Latin version. It commences with the word miserere.
2. A musical composition adapted to the 50th psalm.
Where only the wind signs miserere.Lowell.
(Arch.) A small projecting boss or bracket, on the under side of the hinged seat of a church stall (see Stall). It was intended, the seat being turned up, to give some support to a worshiper when standing. Called also misericordia.
(Med.) Same as Ileus.
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