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mis•er•i•cord



Pronunciation: (miz"ur-i-kôrd', mi-zer'i-kôrd"), [key]
n.
1. a room in a monastery set apart for those monks permitted relaxation of the monastic rule.
2. Also,subsellium.a small projection on the underside of a hinged seat of a church stall, which, when the seat is lifted, gives support to a person standing in the stall.
3. a medieval dagger, used for the mercy stroke to a wounded foe. Also,mis"er•i•corde'.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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