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noun

Bible.
  1. the gold covering on the ark of the covenant, regarded as the resting place of God. Exodus 25:17–22.
  2. the throne of God.
South Midland and Southern U.S. mourners' bench.

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Origin of mercy seat

First recorded in 1520–30
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mercy seat

noun

Old Testament the gold platform covering the Ark of the Covenant and regarded as the throne of God where he accepted sacrifices and gave commandments (Exodus 25:17, 22)
Christianity the throne of God
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