Pronunciation: (i-mer'i-tus), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -tiPronunciation: (-tī", -tē"). [key]
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.
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