Demerit may refer to:

  • Demerit point, in driving
  • Demerit good, in economics
  • Brownie point, in railroading


See also

  • All pages beginning with "Demerit"
  • All pages with titles containing "Demerit"
  • Merit (disambiguation)

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  • Demerit — De*mer it, n. [F. d[ e]m[ e]rite demerit (in sense 2), OF. demerite demerit (in sense 1), fr. L. demerere to deserve well, LL., to deserve well or ill; de + merere to deserve. See {De} , and {Merit}.] 1. That which one merits or deserves, either… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Demerit — De*mer it, v. t. [Cf. F. d[ e]m[ e]riter to deserve ill. See {Demerit}, n.] 1. To deserve; said in reference to both praise and blame. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If I have demerited any love or thanks. Udall. [1913 Webster] Executed as a traitor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demerit — late 14c., from O.Fr. desmerite blame, demerit (Mod.Fr. démérite), from des not, opposite (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + merite merit (see MERIT (Cf. merit) (n.)). Latin demereri meant to merit, deserve, from de in its completive s …   Etymology dictionary

  • Demerit — De*mer it, v. i. To deserve praise or blame. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demerit — index defect, flaw, foible, frailty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • demerit — demérit s. n., pl. demérite Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  DEMERÍ//T demerittă (demeritţi, demeritte) şi substantival Care şi a pierdut stima şi consideraţia. /de + merit Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004. Sursa: NODEX …   Dicționar Român

  • demerit — ► NOUN 1) something deserving blame or criticism; a fault. 2) N. Amer. a mark awarded against someone for a fault or offence …   English terms dictionary

  • demerit — [dē mer′it, dimer′it] n. [ME & OFr demerite < ML demeritum, fault < pp. of demerere, to forfeit, not merit, with meaning altered ( de taken in negative sense) < L, to merit < de , intens. + merere, to deserve] 1. a quality deserving… …   English World dictionary

  • DeMerit — Jay DeMerit Spielerinformationen Geburtstag 4. Dezember 1979 Geburtsort Green Bay, USA Position Abwehr Vereine in der Jugend 1998–2001 Uni …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • demerit — n. a demerit for (a demerit for being late) * * * [diː merɪt] a demerit for (a demerit for being late) …   Combinatory dictionary

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