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postbellum

adjective post·bel·lum \ˌpōs(t)-ˈbe-ləm\

Definition of POSTBELLUM

:  of, relating to, or characteristic of the period following a war and especially following the American Civil War

Origin of POSTBELLUM

Latin post bellum after the war
First Known Use: 1874

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