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meritorious

adjective above par, acceptable, approvable, approved, august, benevolent, better, charitable, chivalric, chivalrous, choice, commendable, commendatory, conscientious, credit-worthy, creditable, dazzling, decent, deserving, deserving of commendation, deserving of compliment, deserving of praise, deserving of reward, desirable, dignified, distinctive, distinguished, dutiful, edifying, elevated, eminent, entitled, estimable, ethical, excellent, exemplary, extraordinary, fine, first-rate, generous, glorious, good, good-quality, great, greathearted, guiltless, heroic, high-minded, high-principled, honest, honorable, idealistic, impeccable, incorrupt, incorruptible, irreproachable, just, laudatory, laude dignus, lofty, magnanimous, marvelous, moral, noble, perfect, philanthropic, possessing merit, praiseworthy, preeminent, prime, princely, principled, proper, quality, rare, refined, reliable, reputable, right-minded, righteous, select, solid, sound, splendid, stainless, sterling, sublime, substantial, superior, superlative, supreme, terrifc, tested, unimpeachable, unselfish, upright, valuable, virtuous, well-done, well-intentioned, wonderful, worth imitating, worthwhile, worthy, worthy of fame, worthy of praise
Associated concepts: meritorious cause, meritorious cause of action, meritorious claim, meritorious defense, meritorious grounds
See also: cogent, conscientious, exemplary, high-minded, incorruptible, justifiable, laudable, major, moral, reputable, sterling, unimpeachable
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But it also conflicts with the essentialism of most of the family romances in Austen's century according to which the very role of sister carries an a priori meritoriousness. Therefore, in most ways, it also conflicts with what one might term the dialectics of nineteenth-century literature, according to which fiction enacts sisterhood in such a way as to justify and naturalize English society, and at the same time to indict and reveal its perverse artificiality.
Thus, the court concluded that it is clear that the parameters of the plaintiffs medical malpractice complaint must be judged by the allegations set forth in the four comers of that pleading and cannot be expended by statements made by the health professional's report which was prepared and submitted solely in order to satisfy the statutory requirement of certifying the meritoriousness of the plaintiffs case.
But, apart from Protestant concern about what was judged to be the spiritual abuses in pilgrimage practice, including opportunity for immorality, idolatrous devotion to relics and images, and the general meritoriousness of the act of pilgrimage itself, the Reformation's indirect undermining of the very idea of sacred space is equally important.
To counteract the poison of demeritoriousness, the higher potency medication of meritoriousness ought to be applied will all depend as to who calls the shots.