Definitions

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  • adj. Considered as having done sufficient public service, and therefore honourably discharged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Considered as having done sufficient public service, and therefore honorably discharged.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Retired from the public service after serving a full term.

Etymologies

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See emeritus.

Examples

  • And then he had to do with emerited conspirators, consummate in the art of concealing themselves and of leaving no trace of their whereabouts -- with the active and indefatigable

    Political Women (Vol. 1 of 2)

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