emeritus emeritus  /ɪ ˈmɛ rə təs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
  2. (adj) honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'

Usage(s):

  1. John Eliot Wolff, 82, professor emeritus of geology at Harvard University; of thirst and exhaustion; in the Mojave Desert, California.
  2. Allan Nevins, biographer, emeritus professor of history, Columbia University Litt.
  3. Timmons is the chairman emeritus of Timmons and Company, a small but influential lobbying firm he founded in 1975 shortly after leaving the White House.

News

  1. Visitors say Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is in declining health

    Visitors say Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is in declining health by Eric Lyman Religion News Service Published Jun 11, 2013 05:30PM MDT Vatican City • Just months after becoming the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to resign, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, according to reports, is in poor health with diminished stature and energy. After a brief hiatus at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. USA Today: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in poor health

    VATICAN CITY, June 10 (UPI) -- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's physical condition has deteriorated since he stepped down, friends and Vatican officials say.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI's health deteriorating

    VATICAN CITY - Just months after becoming the first pontiff in nearly 600 years to resign, reports are surfacing that Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is in poor health with diminished stature and energy.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Bay Bulletin

Quotes

  1. "As chancellor emeritus of FSU, Vic Hackley has a deep understanding of that campus, the larger Fayetteville community and the needs of the surrounding region," University of North Carolina President Erskine Bowles said in a statement. "As he...
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Erskine Bowles Source: WRAL.com

  2. "I'm not changing Kevin's title," Mangini said. "I haven't really given Mike any specific title. We can call him whatever we want to call him, I guess, emeritus, guru, whatever you want, but he's going to run the special teams, yes."
    on Sep 1, 2008 By: Eric Mangini Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I understand he first turned them down and finally, after a period of time, he agreed to do it.The second factor affecting Kaine's decision, Edwards said, involved Walter Sullivan, bishop emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, who has become...
    on Feb 12, 2010 By: John Edwards Source: Lynchburg News and Advance

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