Pronunciation: (i-mer'i-tu), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -taePronunciation: (-tē"). [key]
(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.
a woman with such status.
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