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posthumous

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adjective post·hu·mous \ˈpäs-chə-məs also -tə-, -tyə-, -thə-; päst-ˈhyü-məs, ˈpōst-, -ˈyü-\

Simple Definition of posthumous

  • : happening, done, or published after someone's death

Full Definition of posthumous

  1. 1 :  born after the death of the father

  2. 2 :  published after the death of the author

  3. 3 :  following or occurring after death <posthumous fame>

post·hu·mous·ly adverb
post·hu·mous·ness noun

Examples of posthumous

  1. She received a posthumous award for her life of philanthropy.

  2. <the soldier was awarded a posthumous medal for valor>



Origin of posthumous

Latin posthumus, alteration of postumus late-born, posthumous, from superl. of posterus coming after — more at posterior


First Known Use: 1619


Medical Dictionary

posthumous

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adjective post·hu·mous \ˈpäs-chə-məs also -t(y)ə-\

Medical Definition of posthumous

  1. 1:  born after the death of the father

  2. 2:  following or occurring after death

  3. post·hu·mous·ly adverb





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