noun Archaic.
a reward or recompense.

before 900; Middle English mede, Old English mēd; cognate with German Miete hire; akin to Old English meord, Gothic mizdō, Greek misthós reward Unabridged
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meed (miːd)
archaic a recompense; reward
[Old English: wages; compare Old High German mēta pay]

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Example sentences
The craftsmen and artists who have contributed to this interpretation deserve their meed of credit.
It had done its duty nobly and deserved its meed of praise.
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.
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