condignity

noun con·dig·ni·ty \kənˈdignətē, kän-\

Definition of condignity

plural

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  1. 1 obsolete :  merit, worthiness

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of condignity

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


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