1. in a meritorious manner; - Example: "he served his country meritoriously"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Meritorious \Mer`i*to"ri*ous\, a. [L. meritorius that brings in
Possessing merit; deserving of reward or honor; worthy of
And meritorious shall that hand be called,
Canonized, and worshiped as a saint. --Shak.
[1913 Webster] -- Mer`i*to"ri*ous*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a meritorious manner; "he served his country