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e·mer·i·tus

 (ĭ-mĕr′ĭ-təs)
adj.
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- in Indo-European roots.]

emeritus

(ɪˈmɛrɪtəs)
adj
(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.
[1785–95; < Latin ēmeritus, past participle of ēmerēre to serve out, complete =ē- e- + merēre to earn, merit]

emeritus

Having retired from full-time work but retaining the title of the post held before retiring as an honorary title.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emeritus - a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
retired person, retiree - someone who has retired from active working
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?"
Translations

emeritus

[iːˈmerɪtəs] ADJemérito

emeritus

[ɪˈmɛrɪtəs] adjémériteemery board [ˈɛməri] nlime f à ongles (en carton émerisé)emery paper [ˈɛməri] npapier m émeri, papier m d'émeri

emeritus

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