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EMERITUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does emeritus mean? 

EMERITUS (noun)
  The noun EMERITUS has 1 sense:

1. a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties

  Familiarity information: EMERITUS used as a noun is very rare.


EMERITUS (adjective)
  The adjective EMERITUS has 1 sense:

1. honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title 'emeritus' as in 'professor emeritus'; 'retired from assigned duties' need not imply that one is inactive

  Familiarity information: EMERITUS used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMERITUS (noun)


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Meaning:

A professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("emeritus" is a kind of...):

retired person; retiree (someone who has retired from active working)


EMERITUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title 'emeritus' as in 'professor emeritus'; 'retired from assigned duties' need not imply that one is inactive

Synonyms:

emeritus; retired

Similar:

old ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age)


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