Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement. Used of a woman.
  • noun A woman who is retired but retains an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement.

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  • adjective The female equivalent of emeritus.
  • noun Plural form of emeritum.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ēmerita, feminine of ēmeritus; see emeritus.]

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From the Latin ēmerita, the feminine singular form of ēmeritus.

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From the Latin ēmerita, a substantive use of the neuter plural form of ēmeritus.

Examples

  • "Well, I hope 'emerita' doesn't mean 'over the hill,' but I'm truly honored -- blown away, in fact," Engh said.

    August 2008

  • "Well, I hope 'emerita' doesn't mean 'over the hill,' but I'm truly honored -- blown away, in fact," Engh said.

    M.J. Engh Named 2009 Author Emerita

  • Finally, I know this is a bit mad, but I just had to smile at this response by the Times to the Ruth Padel (Oxford Professor of Poetry emerita) resignation: top ten smear campaigns.

    Books

  • She had served as chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women and worked alongside civil rights pioneers in the 1960s, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., future U.S. Rep. John Lewis and A. Philip Randolph.

    Obama to deliver eulogy for Dorothy Height

  • Finally, I know this is a bit mad, but I just had to smile at this response by the Times to the Ruth Padel (Oxford Professor of Poetry emerita) resignation: top ten smear campaigns.

    Publishing and reading round-up

  • Finally, I know this is a bit mad, but I just had to smile at this response by the Times to the Ruth Padel (Oxford Professor of Poetry emerita) resignation: top ten smear campaigns.

    PETRONA

  • She also served as a board member for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute; director emerita and national trustee of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; and as a national advisory board member for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

    Kara Kennedy dead at 51

  • Finally, I know this is a bit mad, but I just had to smile at this response by the Times to the Ruth Padel (Oxford Professor of Poetry emerita) resignation: top ten smear campaigns.

    Publishing

  • She also served as a board member for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute; director emerita and national trustee of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation; and as a national advisory board member for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

    Kara Kennedy dead at 51

  • Finally, I know this is a bit mad, but I just had to smile at this response by the Times to the Ruth Padel (Oxford Professor of Poetry emerita) resignation: top ten smear campaigns.

    June 2009

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