vuestra merced

SpanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

vuestra (your) + merced (mercy)

PronounEdit

vuestra merced (plural vuestras mercedes)

  1. (archaic, formal) your grace; your mercy; you

Usage notesEdit

Like the modern equivalents usted, você and the English equivalent your grace, the pronoun vuestra merced is formal and semantically second person singular, but grammatically third person singular.