Associations to the word «Emeritus»


EMERITUS, adjective. Retired, but retaining an honorific version of previous title (especially "professor").
EMERITUS, noun. A person retired in this sense (feminine form emerita).

Dictionary definition

EMERITUS, noun. A professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties.
EMERITUS, adjective. Honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'.

Wise words

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