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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Merit  \Mer"it\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Merited};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Meriting}.]  [F.  m['e]riter,  L.  meritare  v.  intens.  fr 
  merere  See  {Merit},  n.] 
  1.  To  earn  by  service  or  performance;  to  have  a  right  to 
  claim  as  reward;  to  deserve;  sometimes  to  deserve  in  a 
  bad  sense  as  to  merit  punishment.  ``This  kindness  merits 
  thanks.''  --Shak. 
  2.  To  reward.  [R.  &  Obs.]  --Chapman. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  properly  earned  or  deserved;  "a  merited  success"  [ant:  {unmerited}] 

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