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.

Nearby words

  1. emergent evolution,
  2. emergent norm,
  3. emergicenter,
  4. emerging,
  5. emerging market,
  6. emeritus,
  7. emerize,
  8. emersed,
  9. emersion,
  10. emerson

Origin of emerita

< Latin, feminine of ēmeritus emeritus

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