What does the word deserving mean?

Usage examples for deserving

  1. Thy prayers have moved us to pity, as it is meet that prayers so deserving should, and so, be of good hope, and fear not that thou shalt be without the reward due thee in the future." – La Fiammetta by Giovanni Boccaccio
  2. It was only fair; and when next day I got their impressions of one another, I felt single- minded and deserving. – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
  3. Well, for the matter of that, there aren't many deserving rich people. – Betty's Bright Idea; Deacon Pitkin's Farm; and The First Christmas of New England by Harriet Beecher Stowe