Meriting
Merit Mer"it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Merited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Meriting}.] [F. m['e]riter, L. meritare, v. intens. fr. merere. See {Merit}, n.] 1. To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense; as, to merit punishment. ``This kindness merits thanks.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To reward. [R. & Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]


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