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(n)One who is retired but retains an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement
noun plural: Emeriti

(adj.)honourably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'; `retired from assigned duties' need not imply that one is inactive

(adj)Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement: a professor emeritus
Upon his retirement as a teaching professor from the university, Dr. Johansen became Professor Emeritus of the Law School and consulted with the instructors on a semi-regular basis.
#synonyms: emeritus status #golden handcuffs #golden parachute #pensioning off #putting out to pasture #superannuation
by angeldust April 28, 2006
(V) Old, retired professor who thinks they can be a dickhead and nothing will come of it. Usually found in droves at Land Grant Institutions.
First person: "Damnit! I got an F on that test I studied all night for."

Second person: "I know, that old codger, emeritus professor just makes things up to test on.
#college #old #dickhead #retired #university #lame
by good_ole_12valver April 27, 2011
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