The definition of fitting is something appropriate or expected.
Merited or earned:
Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
In or into a satisfactory state or condition:
Proper or fitting
Bible, 1 Sam. xxiv. 17
Rate is defined as to judge or estimate the value of something.
To receive (interest, dividends, etc.) as a return
Desert is defined as to leave or abandon someone or something.
To ascribe or attribute:
(Law) To show an adequate reason for something done
To get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.
To be successful in coming or going:
To get by labor; earn
Find another word for merited. In this page you can discover 22 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for merited, like: fitting, deserved, fit, warranted, due, just, proper, right, rightful, suitable and unmerited.