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