What does emeritus mean?

Definitions for emeritus
ɪˈmɛr ɪ təs; -ˌtaɪ, -ˌtiemer·i·tus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. emeritusadjective

    a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties

  2. emeritusadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. emeritusnoun

    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)

    Etymology: From emeritus.

  2. emeritusadjective

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

    Etymology: From emeritus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emeritusadjective

    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

    Etymology: [L.]

  2. Emeritusnoun

    a veteran who has honorably completed his service

    Etymology: [L.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Emeritus

    e-mer′i-tus, adj. honourably discharged from the performance of public duty, esp. noting a retired professor.—n. one who has been honourably discharged from public duties:—pl. Emer′iti. [L. emeritus, having served one's time—emerēri, to deserve, do one's duty—e, sig. completeness, and merēre, to deserve.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emeritus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emeritus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of emeritus in a Sentence

  1. Pyon Jinil:

    Toshimitsu Shigemura, professor emeritus of Waseda University and North Korea expert, also noted the desperation to meet fishing harvest quotas has pushed fishermen to travel farther out. Kim Jong Un is seeking to make North Korea self-sufficient in food, but its sources of protein continues to fall. The rogue nation remains vulnerable to health problems caused by the lack of a varied, balanced diet. Eight skeletal remains were found in a boat, one of the earlier gruesome discoveries. (Kyodo via Reuters) Fishermen are desperate to meet annual catch goals, which are elevated to higher levels every year, Shigemura said. Pyon added: Since then, fishermen have been frantically trying to meet [annual] catch goals, but what's different this year is that they are traveling to distant waters in their fragile boats.

  2. Robin Rathmell:

    Saudi Arabia.In 2012's been the victim of a campaign of harassment headed by the King Emeritus [ Juan Carlos ] for eight years.

  3. Pope Francis:

    In general, I think what Benedict so courageously did was to open the door to the popes emeritus. Benedict should not be considered an exception, but an institution.

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