/ɪˈmɛr ɪ təs/
/ɪˈmɛr ɪˌtaɪ, -ˌti/
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.
having fully earned (past participle of
), equivalent to
past participle suffix
) retired or honourably discharged from full-time work, but retaining one's title on an honorary basis:
a professor emeritus
[C19: from Latin, from
to deserve; see
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Emeritus professors served as their mentors, helping them navigate their freshman and sophomore years.
Emeritus centers bring retired professors back to campus.
At our school, being a full professor is a requirement for eventually having emeritus professor status when you retire.
He is distinguished in the way of an emeritus professor and dressed formally, with a scarf wrapped around his neck.
Emeritus members pay no dues and are removed from the duty roster.
Emeritus members do not count against the limit on number of active members.