A journey or mission carried out to help someone in difficulty or danger: a mountaineer and his St Bernard setting off on an errand of mercy
More example sentences
- No one knew their whereabouts until they had reached their destination and accomplished their purpose, whether they were on an errand of mercy or a warlike mission.
- She's probably somewhere else doing social work now,’ said one senior citizen as he settled comfortably in his chair and stretched out his legs, clearly willing to wait till Suhasini finished all her errands of mercy.
- The FAMILY, friends and work colleagues of a 35-year-old overseas aid worker from Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, are this week mourning his death in a bizarre tragedy while on an errand of mercy in the Central American country of Belize.
Definition of errand of mercy in:
- The US English dictionary