- (of a woman) retired or honorably discharged from active professional duty, but retaining the title of one's office or position: Kate Johnson, Professor Emerita of Music.
- a woman with such status.
Origin of emerita
< Latin, feminine of ēmeritus emeritus
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Examples from the Web for emerita
Ana Marie Cox is a Wonkette emerita, political junkie, self-hating journalist, and author of Dog Days.Republicans for Hillary!
Ana Marie Cox
November 21, 2008
No sooner had the "lady," as Byron was pleased to call her, played her part as decoy, than she was discharged as emerita.The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7)
The said Schedelius furthermore setteth downe, that his Emerita martyred in Rhetia.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine
It was the capital of Lusitania, and was called Emerita Augusta, from the first word of which title comes the present name.