misericordia


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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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He was sent to Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton City where the family lives.
Tras esta contraposicion entre misericordia y justicia suele haber una concepcion positivista del derecho.
Avenue often overlooked by visitors to Tuscany's beautiful and historic capital city, the Misericordia buildings were erected in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries at the head of the Via dei Calzaiuoli (formerly Corso degli Adimari), along the southern perimeter of Florence's Piazza del Duomo (fig.
La autora propone madurar a <<ese nino interior>>, que coloca su historia personal en perspectiva y desde la oracion la mira con misericordia y paz.
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.
LAS CAMPANAS PRESIDENCIALES ARRASTRAN A UNA CONTIENDA DE TODOS CONTRA TODOS, SIN REGLAS NI MISERICORDIA.
Se presentan las indicaciones pastorales del documento, centradas en la clave de la misericordia.
Pope Francis, an embodiment of mercy who has been guiding us all through the year by his exhortations and personal examples has once again brought out a concluding Apostolic Letter " Misericordia et misera" ("Mercy and Misery").
At first glance, my institution, Misericordia University in Pennsylvania, received a solid, but uninspiring B- from Forbes.