Com*mis`er*a"tion (?), n. [F. commisration, fr. L. commiseratio a part of an oration intended to exite compassion.]

The act of commiserating; sorrow for the wants, afflictions, or distresses of another; pity; compassion.

And pluck commiseration of his state From brassy bosoms and rough hearts of flint. Shak.

Syn. -- See Sympathy.

 

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