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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mer·i·to·ri·ous /ˌmɛrəˈtoriəs, ˈtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mer·i·to·ri·ous a.  Possessing merit; deserving of reward or honor; worthy of recompense; valuable.
 And meritorious shall that hand be called,
 Canonized, and worshiped as a saint.   --Shak.
 -- Mer*i*to*ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Mer*i*to*ri*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : deserving reward or praise; "a lifetime of meritorious
            service"; "meritorious conduct" [syn: meritable]