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emerita

[ ih-mer-i-tuh ]
/ ɪˈmɛr ɪ tə /
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(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.

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Origin of emerita

<Latin, feminine of ēmeritusemeritus
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