Medal for Merit

noun phrase

: a U.S. decoration awarded to civilians for highly meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services

Examples of Medal for Merit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After receiving the Medal for Merit for his work on the Manhattan Project, the highest U.S. civilian decoration at the time, Compton returned to university life. Brendan McAleer, Car and Driver, 22 July 2023 However, Oppenheimer was hailed as a national hero by many and, in 1946, was awarded a Medal for Merit. Megan McCluskey, Time, 21 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Medal for Merit was in 1942

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“Medal for Merit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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