(Chron.), the epoch or date from which any people begin to compute their time or dates; as, the emergent year of Christendom is that of the birth of Christ; the emergent year of the United States is that of the declaration of their independence.

E*mer"gent*ly, adv.E*mer"gent*ness, n. [R.]

(Em"er*il) n.

1. Emery. [Obs.] Drayton.

2. A glazier's diamond. Crabb.

(Em"er*it*ed) a. [See Emeritus.] Considered as having done sufficient public service, and therefore honorably discharged. [Obs.] Evelyn.

(||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.

(||E*mer"i*tus), n.; pl. Emeriti [L.] A veteran who has honorably completed his service.

(Em"er*ods Em"er*oids) n. pl. [OF. emmeroides. See Hemorrhoids.] Hemorrhoids; piles; tumors; boils. [R.] Deut. xxviii. 27.

(E*mersed") a. [L. emersus, p. p. See Emerge.] (Bot.) Standing out of, or rising above, water. Gray.

(E*mer"sion) n. [Cf. F. émersion. See Emerge.]

1. The act of emerging, or of rising out of anything; as, emersion from the sea; emersion from obscurity or difficulties.

Their immersion into water and their emersion out of the same.

2. (Astron.) The reappearance of a heavenly body after an eclipse or occultation; as, the emersion of the moon from the shadow of the earth; the emersion of a star from behind the moon.

Emergent year

  By PanEris using Melati.

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