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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  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
! grant a benefit and then require the returns is retracting the good we did and lose the merit n.
accorder un bienfait et en exiger ensuite du retour, c'est rétracter le bien qu'on a fait et en perdre le mérite

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