noun, plural e·mer·i·ti [ih-mer-i-tahy, -tee] /ɪˈmɛr ɪˌtaɪ, -ˌti/.
- emergent norm,
- emerging market,
- emerson, ralph waldo
Origin of emeritus
Examples from the Web for emeritus
SENATOR GEORGE J. MITCHELLCHAIRMAN EMERITUS, DLA PIPER Senator George Mitchell has had a long and distinguished career.
Her son took the Astor seat in 1986, and subsequently became an emeritus trustee as well.
And as he never came for his lesson, the professor became professor "emeritus."Godfrey Morgan|Jules Verne
Like the title of Emeritus Professor, it is a tribute to be accepted, hardly to be longed for.The Guardian Angel|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
In 1884, when his health was failing, he retired as emeritus professor.
We strongly recommend the perusal of the letter of Emeritus on this subject in the Times of the 5th February.A Letter from Major Robert Carmichael-Smyth to His Friend, the Author of 'The Clockmaker'|Robert Carmichael-Smyth
A compact statement by the Emeritus Professor at Glasgow, for uninstructed readers.Anthropology|Robert Marett
Word Origin for emeritus
c.1600, from Latin emeritus "veteran soldier who has served his time," literally "that has finished work, past service," past participle of emerere "serve out, complete one's service," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + merere "to serve, earn," from PIE *(s)mer- "to get a share of something" (see merit (n.)). First used of retired professors 1794 in American English.