Origin of demerit
OTHER WORDS FROM demeritde·mer·i·to·ri·ous [dih-mer-i-tawr-ee-uhs, -tohr-], /dɪˌmɛr ɪˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectivede·mer·i·to·ri·ous·ly, adverb
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How to use demerit in a sentence
An offense that one set of houseparents might shrug off could result in demerits in another student home.
His houseparents that year talked through his feelings and didn’t give him demerits, he said.
He also remembers receiving demerit points for breaking a door and cursing at one of his houseparents.
The merits, demerits, and awards chances of each film in a weird year at the Oscars.
Another demerit of the American system of employer-based coverage.Wanted: A More Radical Plan to Reduce Unemployment|David Frum|May 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At West Point he graduated second in his class, and better than that, he never received a demerit all the time he was there.Robert E. Lee|Ruth Hill
Eliphaz represents the correct Jewish view that everything is reward or punishment for merit and demerit.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy|Isaac Husik
But, galled and stung by a sense of my follies and demerit, I strove to throw the blame on others.
I am room orderly this week, and am going to have things kept straight, for I can't afford to take any more demerit.Frank Merriwell's Chums|Burt L. Standish
He had thus a strong feeling against him in Italy independent of any demerit of his own.The Makers of Modern Rome|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant