on the merits

Definition of "on the merits"
  1. A judgment or decision made by a court, rooted in the factual evidence presented and relevant laws applied
How to use "on the merits" in a sentence
  1. The judge decided on the merits of the case after careful review of evidence.
  2. The case was settled on the merits, considering the facts and applying the law.
  3. Rather than relying on technicalities, the court made a decision on the merits.

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