Definition of emeritus adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

emeritus

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ɪˈmɛrət̮əs//
 
Emeritus
 
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used with a title to show that a person, usually a college teacher, keeps the title as an honor, although he or she has stopped working the Emeritus Professor of Biology The form Emerita/ɪmɛrət̮ə/ is used for women:Professor Emerita Mary Judd
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