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merit

Christianity spiritual credit granted or received for good works

merit

[′mer·ət]
(electronics)
A performance rating that governs the choice of a device for a particular application; it must be qualified to indicate type of rating, as in gain-bandwidth merit or signal-to-noise merit.
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'She has acquired merit beyond all others,' said the lama.
'These also acquire merit,' said the lama after three miles.
Sampo Terho, Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sport, has awarded a total of 187 merit medals and medals to meritorious people in sports culture and sport.
When we get 25 merits we are presented with a Gold Pupil badge in assembly.
Merit: The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century.
Kett, the James Madison Professor of History at the University of Virginia, challenges the confusion of the times with his new book, Merit: The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the 21st Century.
A Daykin (Conservative Merit) v P G Illingworth (Spring Handicap), R Bentley (Springwood/Spen Valley Merit) v M Sykes (Colne Valley Merit), M Hall (Bradford Merit) v C Starkey (Hudds U18/U16 Merits), S Haigh (EE Cockcroft Handicap) v P Sigsworth (Huddersfield Merit).
The stature of the United States and the respect that it merited and merits among other nations is far more important than whether we approve or disapprove of the character of a foreign head of state.
Instead, it seeks disclosure of the opinion or legal analysis that serves as the basis of the taxpayer's good faith-belief that a transaction's tax treatment more likely than not would be sustained on the merits if challenged.