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Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement. Used of a woman: a professor emerita.
n. pl. e·mer·i·tae (-tē′) or e·mer·i·tas
A woman who is retired but retains an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement.

[Latin ēmerita, feminine of ēmeritus; see emeritus.]


(Professions) (of a woman) retired or honourably discharged from full-time work, but retaining her title on an honorary basis
(Professions) a woman who is retired, esp from academia, but still retains an honorary title


(ɪˈmɛr ɪ tə)

adj., n., pl. -tae (-tē`). adj.
1. (of a woman) retired or honorably discharged from active professional duty but retaining the title of one's office or position: professor emerita of music.
2. a woman with such status.
[1925–30; < Latin, feminine of ēmeritus emeritus]
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