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Meaning of emerita

e•mer•i•ta

Pronunciation: (i-mer'i-tu), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -tae
—adj.
  1. (of a woman) retired or honorably discharged from active professional duty, but retaining the title of one's office or position: Kate Johnson, Professor Emerita of Music.
—n.
  1. a woman with such status.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.