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MISERICORDIA, mercy. An arbitrary or discretionary amercement.
     2. To be in mercy, is to be liable to such punishment as the judge may in his discretion inflict. According to Spelman, misericordia is so called, because the party is in mercy, and to distinguish this fine from redemptions, or heavy fines. Spelm. GI. ad voc.; see Co. Litt. 126 b, and Madox's Excheq. c. 14. See Judgment of Misericordia.

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About 20% of Misericordia's 600 residents come from families in poverty or have no family and are wards of the state.
Croop is holding a free seminar at Misericordia on May 14 for CPAs called "Effective Internal Controls for Small Nonprofits and Volunteer Organizations." Croop intends to talk about recent cases of fraud and money mismanagement at small nonprofits.
Rupnik--, dos secciones sobre la misericordia y las obras de misericordia en general, y siete capitulos, dedicados respectivamente a cada una de las obras de misericordia espirituales.
Therefore, the case of one of the ancient non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the world, the "Venerabile Arciconfraternita della Misericordia di Firenze" (Confraternity of Mercy of Florence), represents the empirical setting for the chosen study.
En el consejo sobre la misericordia esta contenido otro lugar comun de la teoria etica y juridica clasica.
Quanto aqueles que, dotados de verdadeira piedade, bem se conduzem, se possuem conhecimento para reger o povo, nada e mais feliz para as coisas humanas quanto Deus darlhes, por misericordia, o poder.
Palabras clave: Justicia, Misericordia, Situacion irregular, Comunion eucaristica, Ex.
"In the meantime the head of the Misericordia, the priest and their friends grew fat, bought luxury cars, flats and boats," he said.
Durante las ultimas decadas del siglo xx, el estudio de las casas de Misericordia cobro un enorme interes en la historiografia espanola (1).
At first glance, my institution, Misericordia University in Pennsylvania, received a solid, but uninspiring B- from Forbes.
* Lina Ortas, una de las lideres mas mediaticas de la Transicion, lanza nuevo libro coincidiendo con el Ano Santo de la Misericordia, titulado Cuestion de Amor: Mis experiencias sobrenaturales (Editorial Sekoita).