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Synonyms for meritoriousness

the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)

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In the silicosis litigation, Judge Jack did not directly address the meritoriousness of any of the individual lawsuits because the rulings were confined to the admissibility of the expert testimony under Daubert.
1841) (concerning the meritoriousness of a publication featuring George Washington's letters, in light of the fact that a third of them had been previously published verbatim).
This article does not intend to pass judgment on the worthiness or meritoriousness of any academic or institutional hierarchies, nor the general quality or social utility of the academic work of CRCs or the CRC program in general.
(10) Leibniz saw the existence of the actual world as a decisive argument against hopelessness, since existence could not be realized in a realm of topless meritoriousness. Here a benevolent creature would be effectively paralyzed.
(12) Again Chopin seems to anticipate Veblen, who points out that "Abstention from labour is the conventional evidence of wealth and is therefore the conventional mark of social standing; and this insistence on the meritoriousness of wealth leads to a more strenuous insistence on leisure" (p.
95, at 83-99 (describing state laws on the right of non-capitally sentenced inmates to habeas representation, and finding that most states provide no right to the appointment of counsel to help an inmate investigate claims and draft a petition, but rather make the right to a lawyer contingent on an inmate's previously filed claims satisfying a certain standard of meritoriousness, or requiring a hearing).