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MERCY. In practice. The arbitrament of the king or judge in punishing offenses not directly censured by law. Jacob. So, “to be in mercy” signifies to be amerced or fined for bringing or defending an unjust suit, or to be liable to punishment in the
discretion of the court.
In criminal law. The discretion of a judge, within the limits prescribed by positive law, to remit altogether the punishment to which a convicted person is liable, or to mitigate the severity of his sentence; as when a jury recommends the prisoner to the mercy of the court.
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.
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