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:

    Fame is an accident; merit a thing absolute.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    A continual feast of commendation is only to be obtained by merit or by wealth: many are therefore obliged to content themselves with single morsels, and recompense the infrequency of their enjoyment by excess and riot, whenever fortune sets the banquet before them.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.
    Francis Bacon (1561–1626)