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Meaning of MISERERE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

2. 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}.

 
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