verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of merit
synonym study for merit
historical usage of merit
The earliest English sense of the noun is religious and theological, “the quality of (a person or action) being entitled to a reward from God,” which will be familiar to anyone who attended parochial school. The legal term merits, i.e., “the intrinsic rights or wrongs of a case or matter, without consideration of procedural details, personal feelings, etc.,” dates from the end of the 15th century. The British Order of Merit, an award given to civilians and members of the armed forces, first appears in English in 1799, and is modeled on the Pour le Mérite established by King Frederick II (“Frederick the Great”) of Prussia in 1740.
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Example sentences from the Web for merit
Don’t forget the other consumablesIf the great toilet paper shortage of 2020 has shown us anything, it’s the merit of squirreling away a few extra rolls in your stockpile.How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|November 9, 2020|Popular Science
When they do, APA-based procedural challenges to new regulations won’t get far—which means that the 2021 Court might well uphold regulations that conservative judges dislike on the merits.Will a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court roll back regulations on business? Not so fast|matthewheimer|October 27, 2020|Fortune
We continued to make merit increases, we continued to pay a bonus.The holidays used to be UPS’s busiest time. Then came COVID-19|Aaron Pressman|October 19, 2020|Fortune
For example, “Scholarship programs that do need-based scholarships tend to be significantly more effective than those that do merit-based,” Goldberg told me.Which charities do the most good? Charity Navigator joins the effort to answer this crucial question.|Kelsey Piper|October 16, 2020|Vox
Simpson again denied Cruz’s motion, only to say she was open to hearing the merits of the case reargued.New York Court Officials to Review Cases Handled by Judge With Alzheimer’s|by Joe Sexton|October 15, 2020|ProPublica
Some of these meritless canvases are attributed to John of Burgundy.Toledo. The Story of an Old Spanish Capital|Hannah Lynch
British Dictionary definitions for merit
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Derived forms of meritmerited, adjectivemeritless, adjective
Word Origin for merit
Idioms and Phrases with merit
see on its merits.