Meaning of misericord
Pronunciation: (miz"ur-i-kôrd', mi-zer'i-kôrd"), [key]
- a room in a monastery set apart for those monks permitted relaxation of the monastic rule.
- 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.
- a medieval dagger, used for the mercy stroke to a wounded foe.