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emerita

[ih-mer-i-tuh] /ɪˈmɛr ɪ tə/
adjective
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 emeritae
[ih-mer-i-tee] /ɪˈmɛr ɪˌti/ (Show IPA)
2.
a woman with such status.
Origin of emerita
< Latin, feminine of ēmeritus emeritus
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