Meaning of “emeritus” in the English Dictionary

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"emeritus" in British English

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emeritusadjective [ before or after noun ]

uk /ɪˈmer.ɪ.təs/ us /ɪˈmer.ə.t̬əs/

no longer having a position, especially in a college or university, but keeping the title of the position:

She became Emeritus Professor of Linguistics when she retired.

(Definition of “emeritus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"emeritus" in American English

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emeritusadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ɪˈmer·ə·t̬əs/

previously in the stated job or position:

Murphy is professor emeritus of international relations at Wellesley College.

(Definition of “emeritus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)