A level of superiority that is usually high
A special feature or quality that confers superiority
To acquire as a result of one's behavior or effort
A creditable quality
The merit of Bruce is that he did not despise the lesson.
Kutuzov's merit lay, not in any strategic maneuver of genius, as it is called, but in the fact that he alone understood the significance of what had happened.
The relative merit of the two systems depends upon the question how we can secure the best efficiency and equity in the application of the principles thus far laid down.
Rank is nominally determined by merit, as tested by competitive examinations.
The First Consul, on the other hand, sought to recognize and reward merit in all walks of life.