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== Etymology ==
''Ēmĕ́rĕre'' is a compound of the [[Latin]] prefix ''ē-'' (a variant of ''ex-'') meaning "out of, from" and ''mĕ́rĕre'' meaning "earn"; ''ēmĕ́rĭtus'' is the past participle of the verb.<ref>See [http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=emeritus Etymonline: "emeritus"]</ref> The female equivalent, '''''emeritaēmĕ́rǐta''''' ({{IPAc-en|ᵻ|ˈ|m|ɛr|ᵻ|t|ə}}{{refn|{{Dictionary.com|accessdate=2016-01-26|emerita}}}}{{refn|{{MerriamWebsterDictionary|accessdate=2016-01-26|emerita}}}}), is also sometimes used, but as is often true of [[loanword]]s, the use of the donor language's [[inflection]]al system faces limits in the recipient language; in English, ''emeritus'' is often unmarked for gender.
==In academia==
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