on one's own merits

Definition of on one's own merits

  1. :  according to one's skills and one's good and bad qualities The five contestants will be judged on their own merits.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

meritplay merits
  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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to criticize severely

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