merit constitutes a desirable trait or ability belonging to a person or (sometimes) an object.

It may refer to:

  • Merit (Catholicism)
  • Merit (Buddhism)
  • Meritocracy

merit may also mean:

  • Merit (band), a rock band from Syracuse, New York
  • Merit (cigarette), a brand of cigarettes made by Altria
  • Merit (legal), a legal term used in deciding a legal case
  • Merit Computer Network
  • Merit pay, term describing performance-related pay
  • Merit School of Music, music education organization in metropolitan Chicago, United States
  • Merit, a trading name used by the British toy manufacturer J & L Randall
  • Merit Medical Systems, a medical device company founded in 1987 and headquartered in Utah, United States
  • Merit Energy Company, an international energy company
  • Merit Motion Pictures, a documentary film and television production company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Merit, in number theory, the value of gn / log(pn) (see Prime gap)
  • Merit good, in economics, a commodity which is judged that an individual or society should have on the basis of need
  • Merit Academy, a high school located in Springville, Utah, United States
  • Merit, Texas, an unincorporated community in Hunt County, Texas, United States
  • Merit Janow, American professor

Famous quotes containing the word merit:

    O that estates, degrees, and offices
    Were not derived corruptly, and that clear honor
    Were purchased by the merit of the wearer!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    A young man, be his merit what it will, can never raise himself; but must, like the ivy round the oak, twine himself round some man of great power and interest.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)