Mercy

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Noun. The compassionate treatment of someone who is under your power.
In his The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare uses Portia, (a trial lawyer) to remind Shylock of mercy's qualities:

The quality of mercy...

is twice bless'd;
It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes;
Tis mightiest in the mightiest: becomes

The throned monarch better than his crown.

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