Mis`e*re"re (?), n. [L., have mercy, fr. misereri to have mercy, fr. miser. See Miser.]

1. R. C. Ch.

The psalm usually appointed for penitential acts, being the 50th psalm in the Latin version. It commences with the word miserere.


A musical composition adapted to the 50th psalm.

Where only the wind signs miserere. Lowell.

3. 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.

4. Med.

Same as Ileus.


© Webster 1913.

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