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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Merited or earned: a richly deserved punishment.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of deserve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. properly earned; warranted; merited. Opposite of undeserved.

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  • adj. properly deserved

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