Meritorious Definition

Having merit; deserving reward, praise, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Meritorious

  • From Middle English, borrowed between 1375 and 1425 from Latin meritōrius (“earning money"), from meritus, past participle of mereō (“to earn")

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Latin meritōrius earning money from meritus past participle of merēre to earn merit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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