Definition of meritoriously in US English:

meritoriously

adverb

  • See meritorious

    • ‘In a pre-emptive strike against the menacing spectre of boredom, I had decided I would write a letter to someone conducting themselves meritoriously.’
    • ‘Not only were they much the stronger during this period, but they were better together, and gained their great triumph most meritoriously.’
    • ‘Students will pass their exams meritoriously.’
    • ‘Since he had just been meritoriously advanced to petty officer 3rd class, and had a great service record, Saez found he was eligible for the opportunity of a lifetime.’
    • ‘He was meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer 1st Class by the Chief of Navy Operations in a recent Pentagon ceremony.’