emerita

emerita

[ih-mer-i-tuh]
adjective
1.
(of a woman) retired or honorably discharged from active professional duty, but retaining the title of one's office or position: Kate Johnson, Professor Emerita of Music.
noun, plural emeritae [ih-mer-i-tee] .
2.
a woman with such status.

Origin:
< Latin, feminine of ēmeritus emeritus

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