a system or policy whereby people are promoted or rewarded on the basis of ability and achievement rather than because of seniority, quotas, patronage, or the like.
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Origin of merit system
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby merit system
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British Dictionary definitions for merit system
US the system of employing and promoting civil servants solely on the basis of ability rather than patronageCompare spoils system
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