retired or honorably discharged from active professional duty, but retaining the title of one's office or position: dean emeritus of the graduate school;editor in chief emeritus.
an emeritus professor, minister, etc.
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How to use emeritus in a sentence
Wheeler doesn’t need definitive proof, said Bernard Goldstein, a professor emeritus of environmental and occupational health at the University of Pittsburgh.The EPA Refuses to Reduce Pollutants Linked to Coronavirus Deaths | by Lisa Song and Lylla Younes | October 21, 2020 | ProPublica
There are good reasons for this, according to Per Pinstrup-Andersen, a Danish economist and professor emeritus at Cornell University.
Weber, a professor emeritus at San Diego State University who chaired the school’s Africana studies department, flatly dismissed that argument.Sacramento Report: Ethnic Studies Dispute Pits CSU Against Lawmakers | Sara Libby and Maya Srikrishnan | July 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Jones, the lawyer in the lawsuit, and Earl Richardson, president emeritus of Morgan State, co-authored the article.A Pandemic Problem, Or Just an Excuse to Deny HBCUs More Funding? | Truthbetold | July 7, 2020 | TruthBeTold.news
That is Jerome Kagan, emeritus professor of psychology at Harvard and a pioneer of developmental and personality psychology.5 Psychology Terms You’re Probably Misusing (Ep. 334 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | January 9, 2020 | Freakonomics
He also noted that “Pope emeritus is notably not a big sports fan.”Pope Francis v. Pope Benedict: Who Will God Favor In World Cup Final? | Barbie Latza Nadeau | July 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We need to look at Benedict XVI as an institution, he opened a door, that of the popes emeritus.
He is professor emeritus at Chicago, and there is a scholarship in his name, set up by some of his former students.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean | Pete Dexter | March 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He served for several years as chairman of DLA Piper, now chairman emeritus.
SENATOR GEORGE J. MITCHELLCHAIRMAN emeritus, DLA PIPER Senator George Mitchell has had a long and distinguished career.
Of this Faculty he became Dean, and held office until close upon the time when he became emeritus.
Upon retiring from the board of regents, he was made professor emeritus of medicine.
If it will comfort you in the least, make me your Pastor emeritus, nominally.Pulpit and Press | Mary Baker Eddy
He became professor emeritus in 1887, and established a private laboratory at Newport, where he has continued his researches.The Popular Science Monthly, June, 1900 | Various
From 1869 until 1894, when he resigned and became professor emeritus, he was Pope Professor of Latin in the same institution.
British Dictionary definitions for emeritus
(usually postpositive) retired or honourably discharged from full-time work, but retaining one's title on an honorary basis: a professor emeritus
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