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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of emereri 'to serve one's full time, earn, deserve'

emeritus

adjective
     
e‧mer‧i‧tus
SEC

emeritus professor/director etc

or

professor/director etc emeritus

a professor, director etc who is no longer working but has kept his or her previous job title as an honour

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