Crossword clues for merit
- Scholarship consideration
- Have it coming
- Type of system or badge
- Deserve to get
- Boy Scout badge
- Scout's honor
- Parliament rival
- Kind of Boy Scout badge
- Grant criterion
- Deserving praise
- Commendable quality
- Be entitled to
- Basis of a scout badge
- Badge justification
- Reason to earn a badge
- Reason for some raises
- Reason for a scout's badge
- Reason for a Boy Scout badge
- Kind of Scout badge
- Criterion for some scholarships
- Cause for a raise
- Boy Scout's reward: ___ badge
- Basis for a Scout badge
- Basis for a raise
- Badge type
- Badge consideration
- __ badge
- Word before badge or raise
- What a good argument has
- What "honorable mention" indicates
- Type of Boy Scout badge
- Reason for an award
- Reason for a promotion
- Raise reason, maybe
- Raise reason
- Raise criterion
- Raise basis, maybe
- Promotion prompter
- Praiseworthy quality
- Part of N.M.S.Q.T
- One kind of badge
- Kind of badge, or what gains it
- Kind of badge or raise
- Fair criteria for giving raises
- Claim to praise
- Case determinant
- Boy Scout's badge
- Basis for some raises
- Academy Award of ___ (official name for an Oscar)
- ____ badge
- ___ badge (Scout's award)
- ___ badge (patch for a Boy Scout)
- ___ badge (Boy Scout award)
- Kind of system
- Have coming
- Kind of badge for a scout
- Reason for a raise, maybe
- Philip Morris brand
- Like some raises
- Kind of raise
- Excellence that deserves to be honoured
- Reason for a badge
- Kind of pay
- Alternative to Virginia Slims
- Earn through good work
- Deserve to receive
- Basis of a Scouting badge
- Criterion for a raise
- ___ badge, boy scout's award
- Scholarship criterion
- Kind of scholarship
- Kind of badge for a Boy Scout
- ___ badge (boy scout's award)
- Brand introduced by Philip Morris in 1975
- Good reason for promotion
- Basis for promotion
- Boy Scout ___ badge
- Any admirable quality or attribute
- The quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
- Boy Scout's ___ badge
- Part of N.M.S.Q.T.
- Be worthy of
- Laudable quality
- Legion of ___
- Type of badge
- Promotion basis, sometimes
- Goodness! Monsieur has raised flag!
- Cater in mess for processed food outlets
- Excellence, worth
- Excellence encountered around Royal Institution
- Worth not altogether seen in tiresome ritual
- Worth Rome writer ignoring argumentative individual at intervals?
- Worth millions, weary - needing uplift
- Weary spymaster returns with warrant
- Superior quality encountered around Rhode Island
- Foreign sea — it becomes desert
- Be deserving of
- Scholarship basis
- Positive quality
- Qualify for
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Merit \Mer"it\, n. [F. m['e]rite, L. meritum, fr. merere, mereri, to deserve, merit; prob. originally, to get a share; akin to Gr. ? part, ? fate, doom, ? to receive as one's portion. Cf. Market, Merchant, Mercer, Mercy.]
The quality or state of deserving well or ill; desert.
Here may men see how sin hath his merit.
Be it known, that we, the greatest, are misthought For things that others do; and when we fall, We answer other's merits in our name.
Esp. in a good sense: The quality or state of deserving well; worth; excellence.
Reputation is . . . oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
To him the wit of Greece and Rome was known, And every author's merit, but his own.
Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation; as, his teacher gave him ten merits.
Those laurel groves, the merits of thy youth.
Merit \Mer"it\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Merited; p. pr. & vb. n. Meriting.] [F. m['e]riter, L. meritare, v. intens. fr. merere. See Merit, n.]
To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense; as, to merit punishment. ``This kindness merits thanks.''
To reward. [R. & Obs.]
Merit \Mer"it\, v. i.
To acquire desert; to gain value; to receive benefit; to
--Beau. & Fl.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, "spiritual credit" (for good works, etc.); c.1300, "spiritual reward," from Old French merite "wages, pay, reward; thanks; merit, moral worth, that which assures divine pity," and directly from Latin meritum "a merit, service, kindness, benefit, favor; worth, value, importance," neuter of meritus, past participle of merere, meriri "to earn, deserve, acquire, gain," from PIE root *(s)mer- (2) "to allot, assign" (cognates: Greek meros "part, lot," moira "share, fate," moros "fate, destiny, doom," Hittite mark "to divide" a sacrifice).\n
\nSense of "worthiness, excellence" is from early 14c.; from late 14c. as "condition or conduct that deserves either reward or punishment;" also "a reward, benefit." Related: Merits. Merit system attested from 1880. Merit-monger was in common use 16c.-17c. in a sense roughly of "do-gooder."
late 15c., "to be entitled to," from Middle French meriter (Modern French mériter), from merite (n.), or directly from Latin meritare "to earn, yield," frequentative of mereri "to earn (money);" also "to serve as a soldier" (see merit (n.)). Related: Merited; meriting.
n. 1 Something deserving positive recognition. 2 Something worthy of a high rating. 3 A claim to commendation or reward. 4 The quality of deserving reward. 5 Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation. 6 (context obsolete English) The quality or state of deserving either good or bad; desert. vb. (context transitive English) To earn or to deserve.
v. be worthy or deserving; "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done" [syn: deserve]
In English usage merit ( Latin meritum) is understood to be that property of a good work which entitles the doer to receive a reward (prœmium, merces) from him in whose service the work is done.
In Catholic theology, a supernatural merit can only be a salutary act to which God in consequence of his infallible promise may give a reward. This article deals with this application.
The term merit constitutes a desirable trait or ability belonging to a person or (sometimes) an object.
It may refer to:
- Merit (Catholicism)
- Merit (Buddhism)
Merit may also mean:
- Merit (wife of Maya), an Egyptian woman, wife of Maya
- Merit (indie rock band), a band from Syracuse, New York
- Merit (emo band), a band from Phoenix, Arizona
- Merit (cigarette), a brand of cigarettes made by Altria
- Merit (law), a legal term used in deciding a legal case
- Merit Computer Network
- Merit pay, term describing performance-related pay
- Merit School of Music, music education organization in metropolitan Chicago, United States
- Merit, a trading name used by the British toy manufacturer J & L Randall
- Merit Medical Systems, a medical device company founded in 1987 and headquartered in Utah, United States
- Merit Energy Company, an international energy company
- Merit Motion Pictures, a documentary film and television production company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- Merit, in number theory, the value of g / log(p) (see Prime gap)
- Merit good, in economics, a commodity which is judged that an individual or society should have on the basis of need
- Merit Academy, a high school located in Springville, Utah, United States
- Merit, Texas, an unincorporated community in Hunt County, Texas, United States
- Merit Janow, American professor
Merit is a brand of cigarettes made by Phillip Morris USA, a division of Altria.
Merit is an indie rock band from Syracuse, New York.
Merit ( Sanskrit , Pāli puñña) is a concept in Buddhism and Hinduism. It is that which accumulates as a result of good deeds, acts, or thoughts and which carries over throughout the life or the subsequent incarnations. Such merit contributes to a person's growth towards spiritual liberation. Merit can be gained in a number of ways, one of the sutras that reflect this teaching is the Sutra on the Ten Wholesome Ways of Actions which suggest ten ways in which merit-making can occur in the Buddhist context. In addition, according to the Mahayana Sutra of The Great Vows of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, one can "transfer" one-seventh of the merit of an act they have performed to a deceased loved one, such as in the Shitro practice, in order to diminish the deceased's suffering in their new existence. Pariṇāmanā (Sanskrit) may be rendered as 'transfer of merit' or 'dedication' and involves the transfer of merit as a cause to bring about an effect.
Merit is an American rock band from Phoenix, Arizona, formed in 2012.
Usage examples of "merit".
That is my opinion as an honest scholar, viewing the question academically and on its merits.
Next to the merit of infallibility which you appear to possess, I rank that of candidly acknowledging a fault.
Raby had that touch of generosity in her own character that never permitted her to see merit without openly acknowledging, and endeavouring to reward it.
Although he was ignorant and devoid of any merit save a handsome face, he thought that an ecclesiastical career would insure his happiness, and he depended a great deal upon his preaching, for which, according to the opinion of the women with whom he was acquainted, he had a decided talent.
It must not be forgotten that his modelled work derives an adventitious merit from the splendour of the frescoes with which it is surrounded, and from our admiration of the astounding range of power manifested by their author.
Further than this, a physician of merit will not advertise himself in the newspapers, except to announce the location of his office or residence.
The sermon had at first been entrusted to the Reverend Father Agaric, but, in spite of his merits, he was thought unequal to the occasion in zeal and doctrine, and the eloquent Capuchin friar, who for six months had gone through the barracks preaching against the enemies of God and authority, had been chosen in his place.
He opened the first agenda and leafed through the pages, stopping to point out several of the entries that had merited his attention.
As often as he is pressed by the demands of the Koreish, he involves himself in the obscure boast of vision and prophecy, appeals to the internal proofs of his doctrine, and shields himself behind the providence of God, who refuses those signs and wonders that would depreciate the merit of faith, and aggravate the guilt of infidelity.
After the preliminary investigation the attorney general could determine the allegation had no merit and drop it.
The impossibility of examining into the merits of individuals by tens of thousands, and of establishing the quality and degree of their offenses, was so obvious that representatives on both sides of the House demanded an Act of general amnesty, excepting therefrom only the few classes whose names would lead to discussion and possibly to the defeat of the beneficent measure.
The broken army of the Goths abandoned the field of battle, the wasted province, and the passage of the Danube: and although the eldest of the sons of Constantine was permitted to supply the place of his father, the merit of the victory, which diffused universal joy, was ascribed to the auspicious counsels of the emperor himself.
But the sinful priest, being defiled, has neither the life nor the merits befitting this sacrament.
At this reply, the quickness of which constituted its chief merit, everybody present began to laugh and applaud.
Poor Poinsinet put him in a little one-act play called Le Cercle, which, though of very ordinary merit, was a great success.