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In 1884, when his health was failing, he retired as emeritus professor.

But we were then but an apprentice—who are now Emeritus Grand Master.

We strongly recommend the perusal of the letter of Emeritus on this subject in the Times of the 5th February.

Emeritus, e-mer′i-tus, adj. honourably discharged from the performance of public duty, esp.

Like the title of Emeritus Professor, it is a tribute to be accepted, hardly to be longed for.

And as he never came for his lesson, the professor became professor "emeritus."

A compact statement by the Emeritus Professor at Glasgow, for uninstructed readers.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin emeritus "veteran soldier who has served his time," literally "that has finished work, past service," past participle of emerere "serve out, complete one's service," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + merere "to serve, earn," from PIE *(s)mer- "to get a share of something" (see merit (n.)). First used of retired professors 1794 in American English.

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