Legal Definition and Related Resources of Merit

Meaning of Merit

A reward deserved; a mark or token of excellence or approbation . As a verb, means to earn by service or performance , to have a right to claim as reward, to deserve.

Synonyms of Merit


  • character
  • credit
  • desert
  • deservedness
  • dignitas
  • distinction
  • excellence
  • good actions
  • good behavior
  • goodness
  • greatness
  • honor
  • meritoriousness
  • meritum
  • praiseworthy quality
  • quality
  • rectitude
  • righteousness
  • superiority
  • uprightness
  • value
  • virtue
  • virtus
  • worth
  • worthiness
  • Associated Concepts: affidavit of merits
  • dismissal on the merits
  • merit system

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