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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To be worthy of. Also: A quality worthy of praise.

Usage examples (36)
  • It is not a merit to tolerate, but rather a crime to be intolerant.
  • Work of great merit
  • The term merit is often applied to Christ's passive obedience as well as to his active.
  • The association represents what it calls merit-shop contractors, which include both union and non-union businesses. for more
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