Order of merit

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This article is about orders of merit in general. For the order of merit of the Commonwealth realms, see Order of Merit.

An order of merit is a visible honorific order as a state decoration conferred by a state, government, royal family, or other sovereign to an individual in recognition of merits, military or civil.

Typically in the case of modern republics, it may constitute the highest honourable distinction conferred by the state.

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