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de•mer•it



Pronunciation: (di-mer'it), [key]
n.
1. a mark against a person for misconduct or deficiency: If you receive four demerits during a term, you will be expelled from school.
2. the quality of being censurable or punishable; fault; culpability.
3. Obs.merit or desert.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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