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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