Origin of demerit
Related formsde·mer·i·to·ri·ous [dih-mer-i-tawr-ee-uh s, -tohr-] /dɪˌmɛr ɪˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectivede·mer·i·to·ri·ous·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for demerit
Our prayer rises not merely out of the sense of weakness, but out of the consciousness of demerit.
There are three great principles of demerit, concupiscence, anger, and ignorance.The Life or Legend of Gaudama|Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
But, since man's body is capable neither of merit nor of demerit, it is capable neither of reward nor of punishment.Pagan Origin of Partialist Doctrines|John Claudius Pitrat
Eliphaz represents the correct Jewish view that everything is reward or punishment for merit and demerit.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
Karma is also used in the more concrete sense of the merit or demerit acquired by various acts.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)|Charles Eliot