emerita

[ih-mer-i-tuh]

adjective

(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/.

a woman with such status.

Origin of emerita

< Latin, feminine of ēmeritus emeritus
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Related Words for emerita

resigned, elderly, superannuated, emerita, emeritus

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Contemporary Examples of emerita

  • Ana Marie Cox is a Wonkette emerita, political junkie, self-hating journalist, and author of Dog Days.

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    Ana Marie Cox

    November 21, 2008

Historical Examples of emerita