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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, borrowed between 1375 and 1425 from Latin meritōrius (earning money), from meritus, past participle of mereō (to earn)[1]

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  • IPA(key): /ˌmɛɹɪˈtɔɹi.əs/, /ˌmɛɹɪˈtoʊɹi.əs/

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meritorious (comparative more meritorious, superlative most meritorious)

  1. Deserving of merit or commendation; deserving reward.
    The policeman received the Award of Meritorious Service from his grateful department.

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