2 another term for misericord (sense 1).
More example sentences
- The splendid choir stalls with well-carved misereres are of this dating.
- Other features of the church are the fine restored rood-screen, the 15th century font with its enriched Jacobean cover, the carved bench-ends under the tower and two 15th century stalls with misereres in the chancel, and a certain amount of medieval glass in two windows.
- Wooden chancel screens are very numerous, the upper part being divided by mullions, supporting tracery, and the whole was elaborately treated with panelling, niches, statues, and pinnacles.
Middle English: from Latin, 'have mercy!', imperative of misereri, from miser 'wretched'.