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emeritus


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emeritus  \E*mer"i*tus\,  a.  [L.,  having  served  out  his  time,  p. 
  p.  of  emerere  emereri  to  obtain  by  service,  serve  out  one's 
  term;  e  out  +  merere  mereri,  to  merit,  earn,  serve.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emeritus  \E*mer"i*tus\,  n.;  pl  {Emeriti}.  [L.] 
  A  veteran  who  has  honorably  completed  his  service. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  emeritus 
  adj  :  honorably  retired  from  assigned  duties  and  retaining  your 
  title  along  with  the  additional  title  `emeritus'  as  in 
  "professor  emeritus";  "retired  from  `assigned  duties'" 
  does  not  necessarily  imply  that  one  is  inactive  [syn:  {retired}] 




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