Definition of Miserere

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



Definition of Miserere

1. Noun. The 51st Psalm, sometimes set to music. ¹

2. Noun. a prayer for mercy. ¹

3. Noun. an expression of lamentation or complaint. ¹

4. Noun. a medieval dagger, used for the mercy stroke to a wounded foe; misericord. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Miserere

1. a part of a church seat [n -S]

Medical Definition of Miserere

1. 1. 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. 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. Same as Ileus. Origin: L, have mercy, fr. Misereri to have mercy, fr. Miser. See Miser. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Miserere

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1. Echoes of Harper's Ferry by James Redpath (1860)
"miserere, DOMINE." lne I" Tolling bolls make mournful wall, Heart is tick and cheek la pale, Truth and justice teem to fall 1 Lord, our only prayer shall be ..."

2. Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Manuscripts, Augustus Hughes-Hughes (1906)
"miserere mei, Deus, quoniam in Te : motet by L. Leo. 361. canon by S. Rabel (Roy. ... miserere mei, Domine, et exaudi : motet (1st half of 16th cent.). ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"About the same time the custom was introduced of substituting "dona nobis pacem" for the third "miserere nobis"; although by way of exception, ..."

4. The Winchester Troper: From Mss. of the Xth and XIth Centuries : with Other by Catholic Church, Winchester Cathedral (1894)
"Qui patris in solio residens per saecula regnas : miserere. ... miserere. miserere nobis. miserere nobis. miserere nobis. ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"In the rendering of this miserere so much of care, skill, and striking ... Same as miserere, 2. The misericords, or hinged seats, are decorated with very ..."

6. Origines Ecclesiasticæ: The Antiquities of the Christian Church. With Two by Joseph Bingham (1856)
"Domine miserere. Pro papa nostro N. et pontífice nostro N. et omni clero eorum, ... Domine miserere. Pro ii» qui in sancta ecclesia tua fructus misericordia ..."

7. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"Tired out, I reached the bishop's house and sought rest. But I got no sleep till toward morning, so filled and overflowing was I. 'miserere' IN THE ..."

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