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Definition of Deserving
DeservingDeserve De*serve" (d[-e]*z[~e]rv"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Deserved; p. pr. & vb. n. Deserving.] [OF. deservir,
desservir, to merit, L. deservire to serve zealously, be
devoted to; de- + servire to serve. See Serve.]
1. To earn by service; to be worthy of (something due, either
good or evil); to merit; to be entitled to; as, the
laborer deserves his wages; a work of value deserves
God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity
deserveth. --Job xi. 6.
John Gay deserved to be a favorite. --Thackeray.
Encouragement is not held out to things that deserve
2. To serve; to treat; to benefit. [Obs.]
A man that hath So well deserved me. --Massinger.
Deserving De*serv"ing, n.
A person of great deservings from the republic.
DeservingDeserving De*serv"ing, a.
Meritorious; worthy; as, a deserving person or act. --
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