promerit

Promerit

Pro*mer"it\, v. t. [L. promeritus, p. p. of promerere to deserve; pro before + merere to merit.]

1. To oblige; to confer a favor on. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.

2. To deserve; to procure by merit. [Obs.] --Davenant.
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