Ibrahim Kalin, and advisor to Erdogan, spoke of a “meritorious isolation” of the country.
The reforms that Howard advocates, meritorious as they are, require political support to be enacted.
“meritorious promotions are now meritorious if you can believe it,” he said.
early 15c., "deserving of divine grace," from Latin meritorius "that for which money is paid, that by which money is earned," from meritus, past participle of merere "to earn" (see merit (n.)). Related: Meritoriously; meritoriousness.