- "That’s two demerits, Oleg. Sit down before you get a lot more."
- ―Lieutenant Chiron, to Nazhros Oleg
A demerit was a mark given for misconduct or deficiency given to those attending certain academies. The demerit system was used at the Junior Academy of Applied Sciences. Demerits could also be given to a cadet attending a military academy of the Galactic Empire. Sergeant Currahee, who served as a drill instructor at the Academy for Young Imperials on Lothal, was prone to awarding demerits. Demerits sometimes included an accompanying punishment. When Zare Leonis was given demerits at the Arkanis Academy, they came with instructions on his datapad to clean out the academy's diplopod stables twice that week after dinner.