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Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement: a professor emeritus.
n. pl. e·mer·i·ti (-tī′)
One who is retired but retains an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement.
[Latin ēmeritus, past participle of ēmerērī, to earn by service : ē-, ex-, from; see ex- + merērī, to deserve, earn; see (s)mer-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
(Professions) (usually postpositive) retired or honourably discharged from full-time work, but retaining one's title on an honorary basis: a professor emeritus.
[C19: from Latin, from merēre to deserve; see merit]
e•mer•i•tus(ɪˈmɛr ɪ təs)
adj., n., pl. -ti (-ˌtaɪ, -ˌti) adj.
1. retired or honorably discharged from active professional duty but retaining the title of one's office or position: professor emeritus of history.n.
2. an emeritus professor, minister, etc.
Having retired from full-time work but retaining the title of the post held before retiring as an honorary title.
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|Noun||1.||emeritus - a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties|
|Adj.||1.||emeritus - honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'|
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"