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.
Syn. -- See Sympathy.
© Webster 1913.