Deserving reward or praise; having merit.(adjective)
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Use "meritorious" in a sentence
"Buddha, a personal and historical character, 122; repetition of his name meritorious, 235."
"How bad is it that every time I see the word meritorious I immediately associate it with The Lady’s Tutor?"
"(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) LEAH HOPE, WLS REPORTER (voice-over): Governor Quinn overhauls the prison early release program known as the meritorious credit program."