Definition of "merits" []

  • The actual and intrinsic rights and wrongs of an issue, esp in a law case, as distinct from extraneous matters and technicalities
  • Plural form of merit. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Intrinsic advantages, as opposed to political or procedural advantages. (noun)
  • Substance, distinguished from form or procedure. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of merit. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "merits" in a sentence
  • "_not _excellence if it require to be demonstrated as such: -- and thus to point out too particularly the merits of a work of Art, is to admit that they are _not _merits altogether."
  • "Seriously, this notion of somehow getting the Republicans to vote for a health care bill through earnest persuasion on the merits is as charming as a puppy about to step on a landmine."
  • "No, the doctrine of our merits is altogether unscriptural and antiscriptural; there is no foundation of any good hope upon that account."