Meaning of emeritus

e•mer•i•tus

Pronunciation: (i-mer'i-tus), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ti
—adj.
  1. 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.
—n.
  1. an emeritus professor, minister, etc.
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