Emerita meaning

ĭ-mĕrĭ-tə
Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement. Used of a woman.

A professor emerita.

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A woman who is retired but retains an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement.
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Emeritus: used only of a woman.
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The female equivalent of emeritus.
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Plural form of emeritum.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Hippidae "” the mole crabs or sand crabs.
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Origin of emerita

  • Latin ēmerita feminine of ēmeritus emeritus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin Ä“merita, a substantive use of the neuter plural form of Ä“meritus.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the Latin Ä“merita, the feminine singular form of Ä“meritus.

    From Wiktionary