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  • noun The state or quality of being meritorious, or of deserving reward or honor.

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  • noun The property of being meritorious.

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  • noun the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)


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meritorious +‎ -ness


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  • This gives what Bentham calls the 'meritoriousness' [402] of the disposition.

    The English Utilitarians, Volume I. Leslie Stephen 1868

  • Helen Zille wants to debate the meritoriousness of providing state funded health care to those who make wrong lifestyle choices.

    Your lifestyle choices shouldn’t affect my budget « Digital immigrant 2009

  • Plus our low rent rental has pipes from hell and they keep making a moaning noise like the horns played by the Tibetan Gyoto monks except without any meritoriousness being associated with the noise.

    Can They Put Me in a Medically Induced Coma? Zombie Mom 2008

  • The major institutions that produce our most elite officers come from a position of absolute meritoriousness as opposed to wealth or contacts.

    Rod Lurie: The Military Is More Liberal Than You Think 2008

  • Haha, that reminds me of the Third Circuit test for failure to prosecute: one of the factors is “meritoriousness of the case”.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Nebraska State Senator Sues God: 2007

  • July 3, 2006, 6: 45 pm play free holdem online online download says: play free holdem online online download scanners meritoriousness smocks Tigris counsel

    The Volokh Conspiracy » What We Think. 2004

  • Legal positivism requires only that it be in virtue of its facticity rather than its meritoriousness that something is law, and that we can describe that facticity without assessing its merits.

    Legal Positivism Green, Leslie 2003

  • To give a full expression to the utmost intelligence, potency, amiability, purity, meritoriousness and majesty that can reside in the capability -- rooms of a human soul -- would be equivalent to picturing the imaginable or to portraying the infinite, and to do either the one or the other is impossible.

    The Jericho Road W. Bion Adkins

  • Its meritoriousness results from the more intense charity (love of God and His suffering friends) which inspires it, and on which the intrinsic perfection of all our good deeds depends.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability 1840-1916 1913

  • For while grace (and merit), in the order of eternal intention, is nothing else than the result or effect of glory absolutely decreed, yet, in the order of execution, it becomes the reason and partial cause of eternal happiness, as is required by the dogma of the meritoriousness of good works (see Merit).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss 1840-1916 1913


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