- meritorious (adj.)
- early 15c., "deserving of divine grace," from Latin meritorius "that for which money is paid, that by which money is earned," from meritus, past participle of merere "to earn" (see merit (n.)). Related: Meritoriously; meritoriousness.
- 1. I had been promoted for what was called gallant and meritorious service.
- 2. He wrote a meritorious theme about his visit to the cotton mill.
- 3. He was praised for his meritorious service.
- 4. It's an honour for a mother like me to see my son do a meritorious deed.
- 5. Perform meritorious service to atone for one's crimes so as to obtain clemency from the people.
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