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- adj. Not meriting; undeserving.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not meriting; not meritorious or deserving.
Amid the flattery and encomia heaped upon the reception of my unmeriting
Why, then you should discover a brace of unmeriting, proud, violent, testy magistratesalias foolsas any in Rome.
'Creator,' the childlike heart might cry, 'give me all the wages, all the reward thy perfect father-heart can give thy unmeriting child.
To meet this end, the writer suggests that the Crown, as advised thereon, should have a discretionary power of rewarding the well-doer and refusing the claim of the unmeriting, which would distinctly separate the case of the worthy servant of the Sovereign from that of him who only employed his office to enrich himself.
Why, then you should discover a brace of unmeriting, proud, violent, testy magistrates, alias fools, as any in Rome.