on merit

Definition of on merit

:on a person's having the required skills or qualifications
  • Hiring decisions are based entirely on merit.

Word by Word Definitions

merit play
  1. : reward or punishment due

  2. : the qualities or actions that constitute the basis of one's deserts

  3. : a praiseworthy quality : virtue

  1. : to be worthy of or entitled or liable to : earn

  2. : to be entitled to reward or honor

  3. : deserve


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