From Middle English, borrowed between 1375 and 1425 from Latin meritōrius (“earning money”), from meritus, past participle of mereō (“to earn”)
- IPA(key): /ˌmɛɹɪˈtɔɹi.əs, -ˈtoʊɹ-/ invalid IPA characters (,)
meritorious (comparative more meritorious, superlative most meritorious)
- deserving of merit or commendation; deserving reward
- The policeman received the Award of Meritorious Service from his grateful department.
deserving of merit or commendation; deserving reward
- ^ "Meritorious" at Dictionary.com