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  1. merits(Noun)

    Intrinsic advantages, as opposed to political or procedural advantages.

    I was the boss's pet project, but was rejected on the merits.

  2. merits(Noun)

    Substance, distinguished from form or procedure.

    The merits of the case favored the plaintiffs, but their procedural blunders set them back.

Anagrams for merits »

  1. ermits, mister, Mister, miters, mitres, remits, smiter, timers

How to pronounce merits?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merits in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merits in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of merits in a Sentence

  1. Vincent DeVito:

    On its merits, the claim is legitimate.

  2. Michael Barbaro:

    People can evaluate the story ... on its own merits.

  3. Jewish Proverb:

    Don't look for more honor than your learning merits.

  4. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    He who boasts of his ancestry praises the merits of another.

  5. W. Somerset Maugham:

    We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.

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