condignity

noun
con·​dig·​ni·​ty | \ kənˈdignətē, kän- \
plural -es

Definition of condignity

1 obsolete : merit, worthiness
2 : merit described in scholastic theology as earned in distinction from that which is given : merit acquired by works performed in a state of grace distinguished from congruity

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History and Etymology for condignity

Medieval Latin condignitas, from Latin condignus very worthy + -itas -ity

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“Condignity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condignity. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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