desert, desart (n.)
cause, deserving, warrant
CE III.i.112[Antipholus of Ephesus to Balthasar] My wife - but, I protest, without desert - / Hath oftentimes upbraided me
R3 II.i.68[Richard to all] That, all without desert, have frowned on me
TG II.iv.55[Valentine to Duke, of Antonio] not without desert so well reputed
Tit I.i.48[Marcus to Saturninus and Bassianus] Plead your deserts in peace and humbleness
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