Order o Meerit

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Order o Meerit
Order of Merit in Westminster Cathedral (cropped).jpg
Insignia o the Sovereign o the order
Awairdit bi the
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monarch o the Unitit Kinrick
(foundation – 1931)
the
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monarch o the Unitit Kinrick an the Dominions
(1931–1952)
the
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monarch o the Commonweel realms
(syne 1952)
Teep Dynastic order
Motto For Merit
Eligibility Aw livin ceetizens o the Commonweel realms
Awairdit for At the monarch's pleasur
Status Currently constitutit
First Sovereign Keeng Edward VII
Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Member (OM)
Established 1902
Precedence
Next (heicher) Dependent on state
Next (lawer) Dependent on state
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Ribbon o the Order o Meerit

The Order o Meerit (French: Ordre du Mérite,[n 1] Inglis: Order of Merit) is a dynastic order recognisin distinguished service in the airmed forces, science, airt, leeteratur, or for the promotion o cultur.

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  1. For uise in Canadae, in accordance wi the kintra's policy o offeecial bilingualism.