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Lewis : merito

merito, mĕrĭto, āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. a. mereo. * To earn, gain: vilicus, qui sestertia dena meritāsset, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 50, § 119: Roscius histrio HS. D. annua meritāsse proditur, Plin. 7, 39, 40, § 129.

To serve for pay, to serve as a soldier, be a soldier: meritavere Cato ait pro meruere, Paul. ex Fest. p. 152 Müll.: Siculas meritare per oras, Sil. 10, 656.