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demerit (1 the orig. sense in English)
1. pl. merits, deserts Cor. I. i. 278, Oth. I. ii. 22.
2. pl. offences, sins Mac. IV. iii. 225 “Not for their own d-s, but for mine, Fell slaughter on their souls.”
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