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1    worth or superior quality; excellence  
work of great merit     
2    often pl   a deserving or commendable quality or act  
judge him on his merits     
3      (Christianity)   spiritual credit granted or received for good works  
4    the fact or state of deserving; desert  
5       an obsolete word for       reward  
      vb   , -its, -iting, -ited  
6    tr   to be worthy of; deserve  
he merits promotion        (See also)        merits  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin meritum reward, desert, from merere to deserve)  
  merited      adj  
  meritless      adj  

figure of merit  
1      (Aeronautics)   a measure of the efficiency of a helicopter in hover  
2      (Electrical engineering)   a measure of the efficiency of a component, such as a circuit  
merit system  
      n     (U.S)   the system of employing and promoting civil servants solely on the basis of ability rather than patronage  
   Compare       spoils system  
Order of Merit  
      n     (Brit)   an order conferred on civilians and servicemen for eminence in any field  
Order of Military Merit  
      n   an order awarded to members of the Canadian Forces for conspicuous merit; established in 1972  
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