meritorious meritorious  /ˌmɛ rə ˈtɔ ri əs/


  • (adj) deserving reward or praise


  1. In the cinema industry the small gold- washed statuets which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually awards for meritorious productions and performances are called.
  2. If we're to have a meritocracy we can't exclude meritorious people just because they're related to people who have previously run for office.


  1. Tolley receives meritorious service award

    Knox Agri Center President Rollie Moore presented the 2013 Meritorious Service to Agriculture Award to Howard Tolley on May 30 at Tolley’s home in Galesburg. Howard and his wife, Marjorie, have been active Farm Bureau members for 57 years. They have three children: Steven, Martha (Christensen), and David, as well as 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Galesburg Register-Mail

  2. Blinded Vets Foundation Sets 28th Annual Congressional Awards Ceremony

    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), at its 28th annual Congressional Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 13, 2013, will present its George "Buck" Gillispie Award for Meritorious Service to U.S. Representatives Mike Michaud (D-Maine) and Martha Roby (R-Alabama).  The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Room 334 of the Cannon ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  3. Dr. Douglas Martin Honored for Meritorious Service to ACOEM

    The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has honored Douglas W. Martin, MD, with its Meritorious Service Award. The award - presented April 28 at the 2013 American Occupational Health Conference - recognizes a member who has provided meritorious service to the College.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Newswise

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