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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.]
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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]
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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]
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emeritus

Having retired from full-time work but retaining the title of the post held before retiring as an honorary title.
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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?"
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Translations

emeritus

[iːˈmerɪtəs] ADJemérito
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emeritus

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

adjemeritiert; emeritus professor, professor emeritusProfessor emeritus m
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Williams (1926--2010), was professor emeritus of ecology and evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
MIRPUR -- Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST) Vice Chancellor Dr Habibur Rehman was appointed as Professor Emeritus by the MUST Senate in acknowledgement of his academic achievements.
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Habib-ur-Rehman, Vice Chancellor of state-run Mirpur University of Science and Technology (MUST), has been appointed as Professor Emeritus of university.
Bacharach (Professor Emeritus of International Studies and Professor Emeritus of Middle East History, the University of Washington, Seattle) presents Islamic History through Coins: An Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage, a scholarly scrutiny of what numismatics (the study of ancient coins) reveals about the Islamic civilizations of a thousand years ago.
Jones (University of Cincinnati), Alan Colon (professor emeritus, Dillard University), Itibari M.

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