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Merit

merit n

1
pl

: the substance of a case apart from matters of jurisdiction, procedure, or form [a ruling on the s of the case] see also judgment on the merits at judgment
2 : legal significance, standing, or worth [an argument without ]



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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