Definition of Merits

1. Noun. (plural of merit) ¹



2. Noun. Intrinsic advantages, as opposed to political or procedural advantages. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) Substance, distinguished from form or procedure. ¹

4. Verb. (third-person singular of merit) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Merits

1. merit [v] - See also: merit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merits

meritlessly
meritlessness
meritmonger
meritmongers
meritocracies
meritocracy
meritocrat
meritocratic
meritocratically
meritocrats
meritorious
meritoriously
meritoriousness
meritory
meritot
merits (current term)
merk
merkel cells
merking
merkingdom
merkins
merknight
merks
merl
merlady
merland
merle
merled
merles

Literary usage of Merits

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"As a further determining factor must be added its necessary derivation from the merits of Christ's redemption; for there is the question of Christian grace. ..."

2. An Action at Law: Being an Outline of the Jurisdiction of the Superior by Robert Malcolm Kerr (1853)
"Appearance on Affidavit of merits. It has long been a matter of course to let in a Affidavit defendant to defend on an affidavit of merits,' but the of ..."

3. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"Between Barton and Delaford, there was that constant communication which strong family affection would naturally dictate ; and among the merits and the ..."

4. The Lancet (1842)
"... impossible to constitute a tribunal of professional judges, who might be called upon to examine and to class the candidates according to their merits. ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1888)
"It is also suggested that he shrank nervously from the viva voce, or thought that his merits were not of the kind to win full recognition. ..."

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