meritoriousness
noun see meritorious

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  • meritoriousness — index merit, validity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Meritoriousness — Meritorious Mer i*to ri*ous, a. [L. meritorius that brings in money.] Possessing merit; deserving of reward or honor; worthy of recompense; valuable. [1913 Webster] And meritorious shall that hand be called, Canonized, and worshiped as a saint.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meritoriousness — See meritoriously. * * * …   Universalium

  • meritoriousness — noun The property of being meritorious …   Wiktionary

  • meritoriousness — merɪ tɔːrɪəsnɪs n. state of being praiseworthy, state of being commendable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meritoriousness — mer·i·to·ri·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • meritoriousness — noun the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance) there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded • Syn: ↑deservingness, ↑merit • Derivationally related forms: ↑meritorious, ↑meritorious ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Merit — • By merit (meritum) in general is understood that property of a good work which entitles the doer to receive a reward from him in whose service the work is done Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Merit     Merit …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • deservingness — noun the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance) there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded • Syn: ↑merit, ↑meritoriousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑meritorious (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • By virtue of — Virtue Vir tue (?; 135), n. [OE. vertu, F. vertu, L. virtus strength, courage, excellence, virtue, fr. vir a man. See {Virile}, and cf. {Virtu}.] 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Built too… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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