I was the boss's pet project, but was rejected on the merits.
(law) Substance, distinguished from form or procedure.
The merits of the case favored the plaintiffs, but their procedural blunders set them back.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of merit.
Merits Sentence Examples
Two of his merits seem to have impressed the ancients themselves.
Though some skeptics smiled when told of Berg's merits, it could not be denied that he was a painstaking and brave officer, on excellent terms with his superiors, and a moral young man with a brilliant career before him and an assured position in society.
Most of the native Sapiums have been destroyed by reckless tapping, and the merits of this genus have been somewhat overlooked and deserve reinvestigation.
The work has merits, but has never been officially approved.
Doppet, the next commander, was little better fitted for the task; but his successor, Dugommier, was a brave and experienced soldier who appreciated the merits of Bonaparte.