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emerita

[ih-mer-i-tuh]
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  1. (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.
noun, plural e·mer·i·tae [ih-mer-i-tee] /ɪˈmɛr ɪˌti/.
  1. a woman with such status.

Origin of emerita

< Latin, feminine of ēmeritus emeritus
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