Definitions for Emeritusɪˈmɛr ɪ təs; -ˌtaɪ, -ˌti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emeritus(adj)

    a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties

  2. emeritus(adj)

    honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'

Wiktionary

  1. emeritus(Noun)

    A person retired in this sense (feminine form emerita).

    Oh, you veteran crime reporter, you grave old usher, you once popular policeman, now in solitary confinement after gracing that school crossing for years, you wretched emeritus read to by a boy! uE000183452uE001 Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955)

  2. emeritus(Adjective)

    retired, but retaining an honorific version of previous title; especially used with professor.

  3. Origin: From emeritus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emeritus(adj)

    honorably discharged from the performance of public duty on account of age, infirmity, or long and faithful services; -- said of an officer of a college or pastor of a church

  2. Emeritus(noun)

    a veteran who has honorably completed his service

  3. Origin: [L.]

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  1. Emeritus

    Emeritus is a Latin past participle that means "having served one's time" or "having merited one's discharge by service". In current usage, it is a postpositive adjective used to designate a retired professor, bishop, president, prime minister, or other professional; as such it refers to the post-retirement status of at least one pope. The female equivalent, emerita, is also sometimes used, but phrases such as professor emerita are not in proper usage according to Latin grammar rules.


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