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- n. The property of being meritorious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being meritorious, or of deserving reward or honor.
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- n. the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
meritorious + -ness (Wiktionary)