Another word for mercy
Willingness to spare others
leniency, lenience, clemency, softheartedness, mildness, tenderness, lenity, charity, charitableness, compassion, gentleness, benevolence, benignancy, forbearance, toleration, forgiveness, kindness, quarter, humaneness, humanity, indulgence; see also kindness 1, tolerance 1.
Compassionate assistance to those in distress
mercy implies compassion or forbearance, as in punishing offenders, in excess of what may be demanded by fairness, or it may connote kindness and sympathy to those in distress; clemency suggests a tendency toward mercy or leniency in one whose duty it is to punish offenders; lenity usually implies excessive mercy or mildness toward offenders where greater strictness might be preferable; charity, in this connection, implies a kindly understanding and tolerance in judging othersat the mercy of
in the power of, vulnerable to, controlled by; see subject 1.