emerita

adjective
emer·​i·​ta | \ i-ˈmer-ə-tə How to pronounce emerita (audio) \

Definition of emerita

: emeritus used of a woman Professor Emerita Mary Smith

First Known Use of emerita

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for emerita

Latin, feminine of emeritus

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“Emerita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emerita. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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