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Definition of "emeritus" []

  • Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement: a professor emeritus. (adjective)
  • One who is retired but retains an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "emeritus" in a sentence
  • "Hartshorne eventually became a long-term emeritus professor at Austin and lived there until his death on October 9, 2000."
  • "He's offering himself in what could be called emeritus status - possibly one column a week and some Internet writing."
  • "Is he going to be some kind of emeritus consultant?"