E*mer"i*tus (?), a. [L., having served out his time, p. p. of emerere, emereri, to obtain by service, serve out one's term; e out + merere, mereri, to merit, earn, serve.]

Honorably discharged from the performance of public duty on account of age, infirmity, or long and faithful services; -- said of an officer of a college or pastor of a church.

 

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E*mer"i*tus, n.; pl. Emeriti (#). [L.]

A veteran who has honorably completed his service.

 

© Webster 1913.

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