emeritus: used only of a woman
Origin of emeritaL, feminine of emeritus
Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement. Used of a woman: a professor emerita.
nounpl. e·mer·i·tae, or e·mer·i·tas
A woman who is retired but retains an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement.
Origin of emeritaLatin ēmerita feminine of ēmeritus ; see emeritus .
From the Latin Ä“merita, the feminine singular form of Ä“meritus.
- plural form of emeritum
From the Latin Ä“merita, a substantive use of the neuter plural form of Ä“meritus.