American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement: a professor emeritus.
- n. One who is retired but retains an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having served out one's time; having done sufficient service; discharged with honor from the performance of public duty on account of infirmity, age, or long service, but retained on the rolls: as, a professor emeritus; a rector emeritus.
- n. In Roman history, a soldier or public functionary who had served out his time and retired from service. Such servants were entitled to some remuneration answering to modern half pay.
- n. One who has served out his time or done sufficient service; one who has been honorably discharged from public service or from a public office, as an officer in a university or college, usually with continuance of full or partial emolument.
- adj. retired, but retaining an honorific version of previous title; especially used with professor.
- n. A person retired in this sense (feminine form emerita).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Honorably discharged from the performance of public duty on account of age, infirmity, or long and faithful services; -- said of an officer of a college or pastor of a church.
- n. A veteran who has honorably completed his service.
- n. a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
- adj. honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'
- From Latin emeritus. (Wiktionary)
- Latin ēmeritus, past participle of ēmerērī, to earn by service : ē-, ex-, from; see ex- + merērī, to deserve, earn; see (s)mer-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Hartshorne eventually became a long-term emeritus professor at Austin and lived there until his death on October 9, 2000.”
“He's offering himself in what could be called emeritus status - possibly one column a week and some Internet writing.”
“Is he going to be some kind of emeritus consultant?”
“To be a "emeritus" and see all your work being destroyed...uau!”
“Or in the words of my own state's now 'emeritus' (Virginia has always been proud of its academic leanings) state song (approved in 1940), 'Carry Me Back to Old Virginny' -”
“When CBS agreed to pay Rather $2.2 million a year to replace Cronkite and keep the young star from bolting to ABC News, it also acquiesed to push the former anchor into an "emeritus" position.”
“I will now need to read up on prof Roy, I notice he is now emeritus, meaning that he is retired and therefore free to make a fool of himself.”
“SAJAK: Jack Hanna, director emeritus of Columbus Zoo, and we all know what "emeritus" means.”
“Apparently, he isn't in a hurry to add "emeritus" to any of them.”
“Kaineder was removed as spokesman for the diocese in July 2009, but was retained on the payroll as "emeritus" head of the communications department.”
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