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- n. A projecting ledge on the stalls in a church where persons might lean whilst standing during prayers; misericord.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the stalls of the lower range where there are two ranges. See Illust. of stall.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as miserere, 2.
- n. plural In Roman law, the lower seats where the judices and inferior magistrates sat in judgment.
Originates 1695–1705 from Latin subsellia (low seat or bench), from sub- (under) + sella (seat). (Wiktionary)