Miserere

Definition of Miserere

Mis`e`re´re
n.1.
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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Agnus Dei, Benedicite, Gloria, Gloria Patri, Gloria in Excelsis, Introit, Magnificat, Nunc Dimittis, Te Deum, Trisagion, Vedic hymn, alleluia, answer, anthem, antiphon, antiphony, canticle, chant, chorale, doxology, hallelujah, hosanna, hymn, hymn of praise, hymnody, hymnography, hymnology, laud, mantra, motet, offertory, offertory sentence, paean, psalm, psalmody, report, response, responsory, versicle
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