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Meaning of EMERITUS

Pronunciation:  i'meritus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in"professor emeritus"; "retired from `assigned duties'" does not necessarily imply that one is inactive

EMERITUS is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: old, retired



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*mer"i*tus\, a. [L., having served out his time, p.
    p. of emerere, emereri, to obtain by service, serve out one's
    term; e out + merere, mereri, to merit, earn, serve.]
    Honorably discharged from the performance of public duty on
    account of age, infirmity, or long and faithful services; --
    said of an officer of a college or pastor of a church.
  2. \E*mer"i*tus\, n.; pl. {Emeriti}. [L.]
    A veteran who has honorably completed his service.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: assistant, assistant professor, associate, associate professor, in retirement, instructor, lecturer, on pension, pensioned, pensioned off, professor, professor emeritus, reader, retired, retired professor, superannuated, tutor, visiting professor