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postbellum

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

Definition of postbellum

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



Origin and Etymology of postbellum

Latin post bellum after the war


First Known Use: 1874


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