on merit

Definition of on merit

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  reward or punishment due

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

    :  a praiseworthy quality :  virtue

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

    :  to be entitled to reward or honor

    :  deserve

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