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meed

[meed] /mid/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a reward or recompense.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English mede, Old English mēd; cognate with German Miete hire; akin to Old English meord, Gothic mizdō, Greek misthós reward
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  • The craftsmen and artists who have contributed to this interpretation deserve their meed of credit.
  • Thus the regulations meed the agency's burden in a manner that may afford more consistent and uniform results.
  • To meed this requirement, a grantee with an accrual accounting system need not convert to cash basis accounting.
  • It had done its duty nobly and deserved its meed of praise.
British Dictionary definitions for meed

meed

/miːd/
noun
1.
(archaic) a recompense; reward
Word Origin
Old English: wages; compare Old High German mēta pay
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