Merit

  • 1 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

  • 2 merit — Ⅰ. merit UK US /ˈmerɪt/ noun [C or U] ► FORMAL the quality of being good and deserving to be praised or rewarded, or an advantage that something has: »Proposals will be judged strictly on merit by an external committee. »I fail to see the merit… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 merit — MÉRIT, merite, s.n. Calitate, însuşire remarcabilă care face pe cineva sau ceva să fie vrednic de stimă, de laudă, de răsplată; valoare, virtute. ♢ loc. adv. Pe merit = pe bună dreptate, justificat. – Din fr. mérite. Trimis de LauraGellner, 28.05 …

    Dicționar Român

  • 4 merit — mer·it / mer ət/ n 1 pl: the substance of a case apart from matters of jurisdiction, procedure, or form a ruling on the merit s of the case see also judgment on the merits at …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 Merit — Mer it, n. [F. m[ e]rite, L. meritum, fr. merere, mereri, to deserve, merit; prob. originally, to get a share; akin to Gr. ? part, ? fate, doom, ? to receive as one s portion. Cf. {Market}, {Merchant}, {Mercer}, {Mercy}.] 1. The quality or state… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Merit — ist ein weiblicher Vorname. Herkunft und Bedeutung des Namens dänische/schwedische Kurzform von Margarete schweizerische Kurzform von Emerentia ägyptisch: Die Geliebte (zum Beispiel die Pharaonentöchter Meritaton = Geliebte des Aton, Meritamun =… …

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  • 8 merit# — merit n 1 *due, desert Analogous words: meed, reward, guerdon (see PREMIUM): worth, value: gaining or gainings, winning or winnings (see GET) 2 *excellence, virtue, perfection Antonyms: fault: defect …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 merit — [n] advantage arete, asset, benefit, caliber, credit, desert, dignity, excellence, excellency, good, goodness, honor, integrity, perfection, quality, stature, strong point, talent, value, virtue, worth, worthiness; concept 693 Ant. demerit,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Merit — Mer it, v. i. To acquire desert; to gain value; to receive benefit; to profit. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 merit — as a verb has inflected forms merited, meriting …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 merit — ► NOUN 1) superior quality; excellence. 2) a good point or quality. ► VERB (merited, meriting) ▪ deserve. ORIGIN Latin meritum due reward , from mereri earn, deserve …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 merit — [mer′it] n. [OFr merite < L meritum < meritus, pp. of merere, to deserve, earn, akin to mereri, to serve for hire < IE base * (s)mer , to remember, care (hence provide for, allot a share to) > MOURN, L memor, mora, Gr meros, a part,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 merit — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, exceptional, great, outstanding ▪ actual, real, true ▪ a lawsuit that lacked any real merit …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 merit — mer|it1 [ˈmerıt] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: merite, from Latin meritum, from merere to deserve, earn ] 1.) an advantage or good feature of something merit of ▪ The film has the merit of being short. ▪ The merit of the report is its …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 Merit — The term merit constitutes a desirable trait or ability belonging to a person or (sometimes) an object. It may refer to: Merit (Catholicism) Merit (Buddhism) Meritocracy merit may also mean: Merit (band), a rock band from Syracuse, New York Merit …

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  • 17 merit — 01. She has some interesting ideas that I think [merit] consideration. 02. Skaters in the competition are judged on a number of factors, including difficulty of program, and artistic [merit]. 03. No one [merits] the kind of treatment she receives …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 merit — I UK [ˈmerɪt] / US noun Word forms merit : singular merit plural merits ** 1) a) [countable, usually plural] an advantage or good quality that someone or something has I can see very little merit in this approach. merit of: Viktor and Katya were… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 merit — mer|it1 [ merıt ] noun ** 1. ) count usually plural an advantage or good quality that something has: I can see very little merit in this approach. merit of: Viktor and Katya were arguing the merits of independence as I sat down. To me, one of the …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 merit — {{11}}merit (n.) c.1200, spiritual credit (for good works, etc.); c.1300, spiritual reward, from O.Fr. merite wages, pay, reward; thanks; merit, moral worth, that which assures divine pity, and directly from L. meritum a merit, service, kindness …

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