order of merit The Order of Merit (french: link=no, Ordre du Mérite) is an order of merit for the Commonwealth realms, recognising distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture. Established in 1902 by Ki ...
is conferred by a state, government or royal family on an individual in recognition of military or civil merit. Order of merit may also refer to: * FIFA Order of Merit, for significant contribution to association football * PDC Order of Merit, a world ranking system by the Professional Darts Corporation

See also

* National Order of Merit (disambiguation) * Order of Military Merit (disambiguation) * Order of Naval Merit (disambiguation) * Order of Civil Merit (disambiguation) * Cross of Merit (disambiguation) * Medal of Merit (disambiguation) *
Order (distinction) An order is a visible honour awarded by a sovereign state, monarch, dynastic house or organisation to a person, typically in recognition of individual merit, that often comes with distinctive insignia such as collars, medals, badges, and sas ...
* Socialist orders of merit *
Legion of Merit The Legion of Merit (LOM) is a military award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements. The decoration is issued to members of the eight ...
, a military award of the United States Armed Forces {{disambiguation